BC Hydro reporting 2,500 Surrey customers without power

Environment Canada has put rainfall and wind warning in effect

As of Thursday afternoon

As of Thursday afternoon

SURREY — As of early Thursday afternoon, BC Hydro was reporting 2,500 Surrey customers without power.

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Environment Canada put rainfall and wind warnings in effect Thursday morning.

Strong winds, of up to 70 km an hour, are expected due to a Pacific cold front.

Environment Canada says these high winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Meanwhile, a moist Pacific frontal system has moved into the south coast and is expected to bring 50 to 80 mm of rain today and tonight.

Amounts could exceed 100 mm near the North Shore and in the Fraser Valley.

Heavy rain is expected to continue in the Fraser Valley Friday as the front stalls over the region. Downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads, says Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

This comes after a massive storm in August that caused the largest power outage incident in BC Hydro history.

Hundreds of thousands of customers were left without power.

amy.reid@thenownewspaper.com