Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BC Hydro Still Working to Restore Electricity to 1,100 Following Ice Storms

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

BC Hydro Still Working to Restore Electricity to 1,100 Following Ice Storms

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1,100 still without power after B.C. storms

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - About 1,100 customers were still without power late Monday as crews worked to restore electricity after ice storms swept through British Columbia's Fraser Valley.

For some B.C. residents, it was their fourth day without electricity, after freezing rain left thick layers of ice in the hardest hit areas of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack.

BC Hydro said that of 9:30 p.m., power had been restored for about 850 customers in Langley and Mission, but some new outages were still occurring.

The utility said although crews were continuing to work around the clock, some customers would remain without electricity on Monday night due to the amount of damage.

The first storm hit last Thursday and another struck on Friday, leaving the region coated in thick layers of ice, which snapped tree branches and downed power lines. …

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