Hydro crews worked to restore power following an outage that affected thousands of homes and businesses across Chilliwack Tuesday afternoon.
BC Hydro said that power went out for just over 4,000 customers at 12:37 p.m., and that a crew was en route. The swath affected seems to stretch across both sides of Hwy. 1, and a large portion of Sardis. However, many residents are reporting they indeed have power.
There is no power at Chilliwack city hall, and some traffic lights at Hocking and Airport were affected.
Correction: No blown transformer. Ice is loading on lines. pic.twitter.com/sQRXSuBqRM
— Greg Knill (@Chillout2Day) January 2, 2018
The outage was being blamed on ice build up on the power likes caused by last week’sice storm. Weight from the ice caused lines to come into contact with other line intersecting at Young and Airport Road.
There are two other smaller outages in Chilliwack, up Ford Rd. and Chilliwack Lake Rd. BC Hydro has updated the incident to say the estimated time for power to be restored is 4:30 p.m.