A map of some of Abbotsford’s power outages reported as of 8 a.m. BC Hydro/Screengrab

Dozens of outages in Abbotsford, nine schools closed

It will likely be some time before all power is restored in the city

BC Hydro is reporting approximately three dozen outages in the city of Abbotsford today, after yesterday’s chaotic windstorm.

Nine Abbotsford schools are getting out early for the winter break, due to power outages after Thursday’s windstorm.

Aberdeen Elementary, King Traditional Elementary, Abbotsford Traditional Middle, Abbotsford Traditional Secondary, Ten Broeck Elementary, Prince Charles Elementary, Barrowtown Elementary and Auguston Elementary schools are all closed today due to power outages.

All other school sites are in session, according to the school district.

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Approximately three dozen outages in total are currently reported in Abbotsford on the BC Hydro website (an interactive map can be found here), affecting thousands of customers. It will likely be some time before power is fully restored.

On the BC Hydro website, the Crown corporation had this to say:

“Yesterdays windstorm was one of the most severe storms BC Hydro has experienced in years, causing extensive damage to electrical infrastructure across Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. All available crews and resources will be working around the clock until all damage is repaired. Due to the extent of the damage, many customers will be without power overnight and for some customers it could be days. We appreciate your patience and will continue to provide updates as available.”

Find more of our coverage on the Abbotsford School District here.

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