UPDATE: Fraser Highway shutdown in Langley enters second day

UPDATE: Fraser Highway shutdown in Langley enters second day
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Power restored to thousands

The ice storm has cut power to 134,000 BC Hydro customers since late Thursday afternoon as a result of the two ice storms. As of Saturday afternoon, service had been restored to nearly 105,000 customers and around 28,000 were still without power.

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The clear weather did help crews, but Fish admits temperatures didn’t rise as much as had hoped.

“For other hard to reach areas, they actually use propane hand-held torches to remove the layers of ice. This is a very labour-intensive job that took many hours to complete, but once certain repairs were complete, we were able to bring back several thousand customers in the Mission and Abbotsford area late last night.”

Crews will work through the night and through tomorrow, with the latest info shared as soon as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/x6ld1uZWtv

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