Wind storm closes Hot Springs Road

Crews battle downed power lines and debris

qA vicious wind storm ripped down loose branches and downed power lines across the Lower Mainland Thursday, with winds recorded at 87 km/hour in Vancouver at 2 p.m.

About 1,330 homes are without power thanks to a wind storm ripping across the Fraser Valley. (BC Hydro map)

Agassiz Harrison and surrounding communities were hit hard, with 1,330 homes between Lake Errock and Hemlock Valley losing power.

Hot Springs Road was closed Thursday afternoon while crews battled a power line spotted smoking against a tree earlier in the afternoon. The Agassiz Fire Department (AFD) was on scene directing traffic and waiting for BC Hydro crews to arrive. Motorists were detoured down McCallum and Golf Road.

District of Kent crews are out removing debris and tree limbs from the roads in Harrison Mills and on Mount Woodside.

AFD confirmed that other power lines were down across the Agassiz Harrison area, spanning from Kilby to Wahleach Road. Lines are also down on Golf and McCallum Road and have caused power outages in Kilby and some properties along Hot Springs Road.

Drive B.C. has warned motorists on Highway 1 and 7 to be cautious of the high winds and debris on the road.

More to come.

Read More: 300,000 without power due to B.C. wind storm

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