Fraser Valley (With files from News1130) -10:30 PM Hydro crews working hard on outages. Over 1000+ in Hope in the dark, 400+ in Chilliwack and 400+ in Kent/Agassiz/Harrison.
6:05 PM Update – Some 14,000 Customers are without power in the Chilliwack/Cultus Lake/Columbia Valley/Hope corridor. BC Hydro is hoping everyone is back on the grid by 9 PM.
Highway One outside of Hope has re-opened.
ORIGINAL STORY – A severe storm nailed the B.C’s South Coast and the Fraser Valley, bringing high winds and heavy rain, affecting power, roads and ferries.
Guests were reported in the Valley as high as 120km/h.
In Chilliwack a dangerous situation unfolded on Patton Avenue where video posted to social media shows a downed power line shooting out a large showers of sparks and fire.
Chilliwack and Hope took the brunt of the storm. Resident Carissa Kampman took to twitter to announce “Just watched our barn roof fly off… Ok wind you can go away.”
As of 3:30 PM the town of Hope was cut off and shut down to lack of hydro. Trees blocked Highway 1 and the only decent was into the town was Highway 7.
Columbia Valley Road also known as the Lake Road is shut down as trees and power lines are all over the place.