Heavy winds Thursday morning brought down a tree in a yard at 33982 Old Yale Rd. in east Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Heavy winds Thursday morning brought down a tree in a yard at 33982 Old Yale Rd. in east Abbotsford. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

WEATHER: Wind causing chaos in Abbotsford

Traffic, power outages and more as Environment Canada has issued a weather warning

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s rather windy in Abbotsford today and a wind warning is now in effect for the Fraser Valley – west including Abbotsford.

Environment Canada released the warning at 11:10 a.m. and has advised “persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions.”

High winds are causing chaos for traffic all over Abbotsford, with downed trees causing delays on Highway 1, Old Yale Road and Old Clayburn Road. Gusts at the Abbotsford International Airport have been recorded in excess of 100 kilometres per hour.

For BC Hydro updates click here.

For current DriveBC conditions click here.

For City of Abbotsford storm updates click here.

The weather has also caused power outages all morning, with over 4,000 customers without power in the city-wide.

A barn in #Abbotsford has been lifted off the ground due to high winds.

Video by: Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News

RELATED: Fallen trees are causing delays on Highway 1.

To see reader submitted photos from some of the chaos click here.

Please send us your photos and videos to newsroom@abbynews.com.

More to come.

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