World News – CA – Power outages in Maple Ridge, Parksville, Coquitlam, Langley and Surrey as storm sweeps across


BC Hydro crews will be under pressure this week as integrated thunderstorms erupt in a series of larger storms sweeping through Metro Vancouver and the Gulf Islands

The first of these storms came on Wednesday morning and at 9 p.m. there were 4,702 customers without power at 19 locations across the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

Crews were dispatched to Burke Mountain in Coquitlam at 7:00 p.m. where 1,600 customers were without power

A few minutes earlier, teams traveled to Langley and Surrey to three different sites impacting over 500 homes

Thursday morning, BC The hydro crews had restored power to all customers except 825 in the Lower Mainland

According to Environment Canada, the weeklong series of storms will bring heavy rains that could lead to flooding due to local wind gusts and trees losing their leaves

Periods of rain, sometimes heavy, will continue until Saturday. Integrated thunderstorms and gusts of wind are expected

Storms are expected to intensify late Thursday and Friday as a strong low crosses Vancouver Island

On Wednesday there were also blackouts at Qualicum Beach and on Galiano Island and the North and South Pender Islands

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News from the World – CA – Power Outages in Maple Ridge, Parksville, Coquitlam, Langley and Surrey as Storm Passes


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