Hope recovering from hurricane-like storm
BC Hydro crews have been working tirelessly to restore power from outages that occurred yesterday afternoon and are making good progress. Crews have been brought in from the interior to help. However, new outages continue to happen as crews fix problems in individual areas and get power restored. Crews will work throughout the night across the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley. Some customers will be without power overnight and into tomorrow. BC Hydro will continue to provide updated estimates for times for power restoration as crews from the field report back on the type of damage encountered in specific areas and the type of work required to restore power.Posted by The Hope Standard on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The entire District of Hope lost power Tuesday afternoon, when a fierce storm reached hurricane proportions with winds reaching up to 120 km/h. Businesses closed early as people frantically sought shelter and to prevent, or take care of damage created by the powerful storm.
Branches and fallen trees were skewed across roadways, littering Wallace Street with debris, as police cruisers warned citizens to stay away from the trees, especially in Memorial Park.
Power was restored to the majority of Hope by early evening, allowing stores to re-open and clean up efforts to continue with a bit more ease.
Business has continued as usual for the residents here, as the calm after the storm has settled in and people return to their normal routines.