METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — If you live in blacked-out parts of Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey or Abbotsford and your power’s still out, expect to spend another night in the dark.
More than 30,000 Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast customers are among approximately 115,000 in the Fraser Valley, on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands with no electricity. Service is also down for many Shaw and Telus cable, internet and home phone customers
.@bchydro repairs ongoing with more than 30-thousand #LowerMainland customers still in the dark. Extra crews working 24/7 to restore outages linked to downed trees and power lines caused by Thursday’s windstorm. #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/bQNggu1yhr
— Marcella Bernardo (@Bernardo1130) December 22, 2018
BC Hydro’s Tanya Fish says more than 500 extra bodies are on the ground to restore outages linked to yesterday’s windstorm.
“And that’s really just based on extreme damage that we’re still working on. Langley, Abbotsford, Surrey, Maple Ridge were certainly the hardest hit by the storm, so these are really priority areas for us,” she says.
— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) December 22, 2018
“We are working on getting the largest number of customers back as quickly as possible.”
The utility says they will be posting updates on how long the repairs will take on their website as they receive them.