Power outage hits Fraser Valley east, 59,000 customers impacted

BC Hydro estimating power to return at 4 p.m.

A power outage has left much of the Fraser Valley without electricity.

A transmission circuit failure has left tens of thousands in the Fraser Valley east region without power on Wednesday afternoon.

According to BC Hydro, at approximately 1:34 p.m. on Wednesday a transmission circuit failure occurred leaving parts of Abbotsford and much of Chilliwack powerless.

 

Other affected areas include: Hope, Agassiz, Delta, Langley, Mission, Surrey, Richmond, Kent and Harrison Hot Springs.

BC Hydro has said that crews are working on restoring power to those affected, and are estimating electricity to return around 4 p.m.

Power was restored to over 50,000 Fraser Valley east customers before 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Continue visiting abbynews.com, for more details on the power outage as they emerge.

Just Posted

Whalley wins another nail-biter, stays alive in Little League World Series

Surrey-based team scored a 6-4 win over Mexico in Williamsport on Monday

Thrills abound at first annual Tsawwassen Bathtub Race

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen hopes to make the event a summer tradition in Delta

Delta police asking for public’s help locating missing man

Waylon Joe of the Tsawwassen First Nation was last seen on Aug. 13.

Vehicle crashes into Surrey paint store

Three months ago, a vehicle slammed into businesses in the same strip mall

New parking study planned for Cloverdale town centre

The study will be completed in the coming months and incorporated into the town centre plan

VIDEO: North Delta celebrates International Cat Day

We asked our readers to send us photos of their feline friends and they did not disappoint

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

Local libraries offer interactive digital novel

Inanimate Alice uses virtual reality systems

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

More bus trips coming to Metro Vancouver this fall

TransLink touts improvements when fall service changes take effect Sept. 34

Bear kills off-leash dog in North Vancouver park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Most Read