BC Hydro map of power outage

Power outage affecting 5,600 customers in Aldergrove area likely caused by wind

BC Hydro says a tree branch can ‘brush’ a power line causing a failure

Windy conditions are the likely cause of widespread outages in the Aldergrove area of Langley on Saturday, BC Hydro spokesperson Geoff Hastings.

Hasting explained that in windy conditions tree branches can “brush” a power line without taking it down, causing a service interruption.

Because that can’t be confirmed, utility technicians report the cause as a “suspected” wind incident.

More than 5,600 BC Hydro customers in Langley and neighbouring areas of Abbotsford were without electricity for several hours Saturday afternoon.

An estimated 2,113 customers lost power around 4 p.m. in an area west of Mount Lehman Rd., north of Fraser Hwy, south of 56th Ave., and east of 240th St.

Cause of the power loss was not immediately known.

It was one of several serious outages reported Saturday afternoon in the Langley area.

Earlier in the day, power was cut to 3,587 customers at 2:37 p.m. in an area Hydro reported as being north of 16th Ave., west of 272nd St., south of 36th Ave. and east of 256th St.

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