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Power still out for more than 30,000 Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast customers

Trees and power lines were toppled in Wednesday's windstorm, leaving thousands without power in the Lower Mainland. (Source: Submitted, Twitter Cst. Dale Quiring)
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Tens of thousands of customers are still without power after a windstorm caused a wave of outages yesterday

BC Hydro says they will have the updates on when repairs will be made on their website

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

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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.

“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.