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Strong blustery winds leave thousands without power across Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast

Last Updated Mar 14, 2020 at 8:51 am PDT

(Courtesy: Screenshot of BC Hydro Outages)

A wind warning is now in effect for the area, including Abbotsford, and Chilliwack with recorded gusts of up to 90 km/hr

More than 34,000 people are without power around the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

BC Hydro crews say they are out trying to restore power

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Massive winds whipped across the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast Saturday morning, leaving more than 34,000 people without power.

There is now a wind warning in effect for the Fraser Valley with winds of up to 90 km an hour recorded in Chilliwack, Langley and Abbotsford.

According to Environment Canada, “The wind will ease below warning criteria near midday but will remain blustery.”

Strong winds have toppled trees and power lines and left BC Hydro crews scrambling to restore power.