Downed power line on Crush Crescent. Brenda Anderson Langley Times

VIDEO: Thousands left in the dark in Langley and Lower Mainland

Overnight windstorm cuts power

A wind storm rattled the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island overnight, downing trees, damaging property and taking out power lines.

BC Hydro estimated about 65,000 customers were without power and the provider expected the outages to increase until the winds eased. Click on this link: https://www.bchydro.com/power-outages/app/outage-map.html for updated list.

In the Langleys, thousands of customers were in the dark Sunday morning.

Hardest hit was an area located east of 176 Street, west of 216 Street, north of 64 Avenue and South of 96 Avenue, with about 3,300 affected.

Damage was not expected to be anywhere near the devastation that happened during the ice storm last month that closed the Fraser Highway for several days.

READ MORE: Ice storm in December

READ MORE: Photo shows “Mother Nature baring her icy teeth”



dan.ferguson@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Township of Langley firefighters at the scene of a downed tree that took out a power line on 72 Avenue near 210 Street. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Police, fire and Township municipal crews at the site of a downed power line on 72 Avenue. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Falling trees cut power to thousands in the Langleys. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Just Posted

Langley Junior Thunder ‘done in’ by parade to the penalty box

Langley lost 11-5 to Coquitlam Junior Adanacs in BC Junior A Lacrosse action at LEC

Langley fundraiser for man burned in campfire mishap

Harold Duncan-Williams suffered first, second and third degree burns when his shirt caught on fire

Critter Care annual open house set for July 21 and 22

Guided tours offered during South Langley wildlife facililty fundraiser

Chaotic Metro Vancouver vote rejects Hazelmere Valley development

Accusation of ‘improper’ behaviour, after Surrey Coun. Starchuk notes receipt of ‘new information’

Letter: No one is forced to attend TWU

Editor: This past week Trinity Western University lost its case at the… Continue reading

B.C. BMX kid wows GoPro with homemade video

Eight-year-old Rex Johnson wins award for inventive video

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna suspended for 75 games

23-year-old pitcher faces assault charge

Vancouver Canucks tab Quinn Hughes with No. 7 overall pick in NHL draft

University of Michigan standout was second defenceman picked in first round

Horse put down after hit by car in Maple Ridge, one person to hospital

Accident along 132nd Avenue in Maple Ridge Friday afternoon

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged B.C. fentanyl dealer

Vancouver Island man Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to investigation

Jogger spent two weeks in U.S. detention centre after accidentally crossing B.C. border

Cedella Roman, 19, crossed the border while out for a run

PHOTOS: Police rescue baby seal found on rocky B.C. shoreline

Marina Mammal Rescue Centre recommends residents observe from a distance

B.C. woman with severely disabled son keeps getting parking tickets

‘There has to be something they could do’

‘Creep off’ reporting system aims to track street harassment in Metro Vancouver

Text-based hotline launches to collect public reports on where and when harassment occurs

Most Read