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Freezing rain paralyzes Chilliwack Friday morning

Schools closed, power outages, dangerous driving conditions
Chilliwack was covered in a layer of ice after freezing rain fell overnight Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Freezing rain overnight led to dangerous conditions on Chilliwack roads, school closures and power outages.

“Due to very ice road conditions, we have determined that all schools will be closed for students and staff today, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022,” according to the school district announcement online early Friday.

All rentals, community schools, and daycares are also closed.

By 8:30 a.m. there were still more than 4,000 BC Hydro customers in Chilliwack without electricity.

See and The Chilliwack Progress Facebook page for updates during the day.

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