Power restored to 60,000 customers in Vancouver, BC Hydro says

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Power has been restored to the 60,000 Vancouver customers who were left in the dark Wednesday morning, according to BC Hydro.

The outage happened at around 9:15 a.m. PT and lasted over an hour.

A notice on BC Hydro's website blamed a transmission circuit failure for the problem.

It affected an area roughly between Kitsilano in the north to 41st Avenue in the south, and from Cambie Street in the east to Dunbar Street in the west.

Small areas of Surrey, Richmond and Burnaby also lost power Wednesday morning.

B.C. Hydro
B.C. Hydro

The outages came as heavy rain started to subside across Metro Vancouver, easing to showers through Wednesday.

Temperatures remain warm with a high of 14 C during the day, dropping to 10 C at night, thanks to a southwesterly flow of air. Gusty winds could continue into Wednesday evening.

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says the current storm system will sink south on Thursday, leaving behind a mix of sun, clouds and a few showers.

Skies are expected to clear toward Friday and the weekend, with nighttime temperatures dipping to around freezing Saturday night.