20,700 BC Hydro customers in Lower Mainland lose power after wind storm

Oct 18 2017, 12:05 am

Some 20,782 BC Hydro customers in the Lower Mainland were without power on Tuesday morning, after a huge wind storm hit the region hard.

According to BC Hydro, there are currently 1,112 customers with no power in Abbotsford, and 2,814 homes without power in Chilliwack.

There are also 2,543 customers without power in Langley, with trees down across wires, and 3,216 homes without power in Maple Ridge, with wires down.

Some 159 customers in North Vancouver and 33 in Port Coquitlam have had power knocked out due to downed wires.

Meanwhile in Surrey, 1,182 customers are without power due to the windstorm.

BC Hydro crews are either on site or en route now working to restore power and track down the exact cause of each power cut across the Lower Mainland.

On Tuesday morning, Environment Canada issued a rainfall and wind warning for Metro Vancouver, expecting an intense frontal system to bring heavy rain.

Between 50 and 70 mm was expected to fall, and up to 100 mm was expected in the mountains over parts of Howe Sound.

In addition to the precipitation, gusts as strong as 90 km/h were also expected.

For full updates on all BC Hydro power outages, check their outage list here: bchydro.com/power-outages.

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