Power in Fraser Valley restored after outage, BC Hydro reports
Most of the homes affected were in Abbotsford and Chilliwack
BC Hydro says power has been restored to more than 55,000 homes in the Lower Mainland Wednesday afternoon — most of them in the Fraser Valley.
Update: crews have now restored power to over 50,000 in the eastern <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FraserValley?src=hash">#FraserValley</a> area. <a href="https://t.co/nmAU6qFW5n">https://t.co/nmAU6qFW5n</a>—@bchydro
An estimated 40,000 customers were left in the dark in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, and others affected were in Delta, Langley and Surrey.
BC Hydro's website says a "transmission circuit failure" was responsible for the massive power outage.
It says the power outage started shortly after 1:30 p.m. PT.