VIDEO: More than 14,000 customers without power in the Lower Mainland

Abbotsford, Surrey, West Vancouver, Maple Ridge and the Sunshine Coast have been hit the hardest

More than 14,000 customers were without power in the Lower Mainland as of late Monday morning, according to BC Hydro.

That’s down from 28,000 BC Hydro customers at the peak of the outage.

The biggest blackouts were in Abbotsford, Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge.

BC Hydro says all of those outages are still under investigation. Heavy wind and rain have pummelled the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast over the past 24 hours.

A wind warning is in effect for the region, but the rain warning has been lifted.

Waterlogged roads and poor visibility have also contributed to heavy traffic around the region:

See a list of affected areas here.

Strong gusts have downed trees and are rattling windows across the region:

Just Posted

Enbridge pipeline explosion cools asphalt operations in Chilliwack

Asphalt plants across the Lower Mainland told to limit production

Chilliwack Chiefs score late to beat Vernon Vipers

Matt Holmes netted the winner with 20.5 seconds on the clock as the Chiefs rallied for a 3-2 win.

Ingenious Vedder Bridge project snags design-build award

Innovative engineering approach used to launch new bridge and demolish old one

VIDEO: Trust issue between Chilliwack council members took centre stage at Mayoral Debate

Comments from incumbent mayor about councillor earned applause, whistles, heckling and boos

Ask the Coach: Brian Maloney talks about managing a locker room

Ask the Coach is a bi-weekly feature with Chilliwack Chiefs head coach Brian Maloney.

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Joint inspection planned for missing journalist at Saudi Consulate

Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi hit team killed and dismembered Washington Potst reporter Jamal Khashoggi

Sears files for bankruptcy amid plunging sales, massive debt

The company started as a mail order catalogue in the 1880s

BREAKING: Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

The announcement of the pregnancy confirms weeks of speculation from royal watchers

Students unhappy with SFU’s response after violent incident in class

Professor, students say a man threw chairs and hit a female student

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line

Man struck by car in Burnaby: reports

Pedestrian was taken to hospital

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Matheson will have NHL hearing after Canucks rookie Pettersson hit

The 19-year-old Swedish centre appeared woozy after the hit

Most Read