British Columbia

Fraser Valley power outages: hydro crews making progress

Around 12,000 customers from Surrey to Chilliwack have had their power restored, after three days without electricity. About 8,000 customers are still in the dark.

Crews are still dealing with frozen equipment and downed power lines, says BC Hydro

Hydro crews have been working on restoring power to Fraser Valley customers for a third night in a row. (BC Hydro/Twitter)

Hydro crews in the Fraser Valley continue to work on restoring power to thousands of customers after back-to-back storms hit the area earlier this week.

For some households, it will be their third day without electricity, after freezing rain left thick layers of ice in Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack--the hardest hit areas, according to BC Hydro.

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The company said all substations in the area were operational by late Saturday night and that around 115,000 customers had their power restored.

Around 8,000 British Columbians were still without power early Sunday morning, following three days of scattered outages. 

Hydro said many of their crews are still dealing with frozen equipment and downed power lines.