Windstorm causes widespread power outages in Metro Vancouver
A powerful overnight windstorm in Metro Vancouver caused tree branches to fall onto power lines, causing thousands to go without electricity during one of the warmest nights of the year.
According to B.C. Hydro, approximately 10,000 customers in Burnaby, North Vancouver and West Vancouver were affected by the outage, which began just after midnight at most locations. At this time, roughly 3,000 customers are still affected.
Crews have been working throughout the night, and will continue to work this morning, to have power restored by 10 a.m.
Power is going out all over like a virus. see link #northvan #northvancouver #westvancouver https://t.co/rwozU4rGG1 pic.twitter.com/3fsXAvyBM4
— Mark Teasdale ★ (@MarksGonePublic) June 29, 2015
Power outage all across Burnaby, darkened city blocks throughout pic.twitter.com/JS98mTtUZC
— Kate Kovaleva (@Kate_Kov) June 29, 2015
Severe wind storm in North Vancouver. All the huge evergreens are dancing. Terrifying! #northvan #dnv #wind
— Fluffy Starr (@FluffyStarr) June 29, 2015
@yvrwx Wind has picked up suddenly in the last 30 mins in sunset area of Vancouver
— Terry M. (@terrybc1) June 29, 2015
Wow. Big wind gusts blowing through our hood right now. Kinda scary, especially with the tall trees across the road. #vancouver #westvan
— Vancouver Events Gal (@catherinebarr) June 29, 2015