More than 15,000 homes left without electricity in Canada due to snowfall


Some 15,000 houses have been left without electricity in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Highway, due to heavy snowfall, the Meteorological Service of Canada reported, according to the Vancouver Sun. By noon on Sunday, power had been restored to about two-thirds of those customers. Environment Canada issued two snowfall warnings that, however, were called off shortly after 8:30pm on Saturday. “Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” the statement said. Incoming flights at Vancouver International Airport were delayed for up to an hour. Up to 10cm of snow are expected to fall in the region, according to the Meteorological Service. The number of road accidents has also increased following bad weather conditions, according to police reports. Intercity bus services have been disrupted, but there were no delays in train departures.

– RT



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