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: 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.

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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

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