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

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

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.

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