Screenshot of BC Hydro outage map for Chilliwack at 3:35 p.m. on July 27, 2020. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Most of Chilliwack briefly without power Monday afternoon

Transmission circuit failure cuts power to tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers after 3:30 p.m.

While tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers in Chilliwack and Abbotsford were without power due to a transformer failure on Monday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m., crews quickly started restoring power to neighbourhoods one by one.

A BC Hydro map at 3:45 p.m., showed overlapping outages cover the entire city of Chilliwack, but some pockets still had power, including Garrison Crossing.

Abbotsford, too, saw outages for thousands of customers.

In a Tweet sent out at 3:45 p.m., BC Hydro stating power would be on in approximately 30 minutes.

By 3:50 p.m., some businesses downtown Chilliwack reported power was back on, and by 4:05 p.m. BC Hydro reported all power outages were restored.

• RELATED: Pickup truck into pole leaves 300 without power in east Chilliwack

• RELATED: Thousands without power after semi collides with power pole in Chilliwack


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