BC Hydro is calling extra crews from as far as Prince George and Vancouver Island to help get power back online for over 330,000 people across Metro Vancouver.
Simi Heer With BC Hydro says it’s the worst storm that they’ve seen in a long time.
“So, this is the worst storm we’ve seen in about nine years, with very high winds, a lot of damage. Storms can happen at any time, and this is a winter-type storm that we’re seeing in the summer months.”
She says crews are making progress, but are facing challenging situations on the roads after the storm. She adds that having a Smart Meter helps alert BC Hydro to power issues, but customers are always welcome to call in any outages.
Heer says they’re prioritizing their response, and their number one priority is getting hospitals and other emergency services back online.