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B.C. STORM: Hydro crews can’t access Chilliwack River Valley power outage site yet

Power is out for about 2,800 customers in Chilliwack indefinitely
Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)

A power outage along Chilliwack Lake Road will take longer than usual to restore, due to the weather.

BC Hydro spokesperson Kyle Donaldson said the power outage is due to a motor vehicle incident that happened at about 7 p.m. Sunday and is affecting about 2,800 customers.

Floodwaters raging alongside Chilliwack Lake Road.

“The problem is getting to that area,” he said. “The weather is slowing us down in that area and there are winds in the forecast today.”

He reminds the public that if you see a downed power line that it could be live. Stay 10 metres away, about the length of a school bus and call 911 right away.

READ MORE: B.C. STORM: 5,500 Hope hydro customers without power as outage still under assessment


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Jessica Peters

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I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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