Trees, wires crash down in Pitt Meadows from early morning storm

Traffic delayed as roads closed to contend with damage

  • Nov. 24, 2016 7:00 a.m.
Trees crashed down on to a house at 195th Street in Pitt Meadows early Thursday.

Trees crashed down on to a house at 195th Street in Pitt Meadows early Thursday.

High winds took down trees and wires in Pitt Meadows early this morning. Wires down near Old Dewdney Trunk Road and Harris Road snarled traffic for most of the morning. That happened at about 5:20 a.m., according to B.C. Hydro’s power outages website.

A bit earlier at about 5 a.m., two trees came crashing down on to a house on 118B Avenue and 195 Street in Pitt Meadows.

Next door neighbour Charles Porlier heard the crash from his house across the street. “We got hammered by wind last night,” he said. Residents were inside but are OK, he said, although there is a hole in the roof.

Maple Ridge Fire Department reports no serious damage saying that wires were down in only three locations, the north end of 256th Street, Callaghan Avenue and Laity Street and 121st Avenue.

Damaging winds have made landfall on the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast and East Vancouver Island causing several large outages,” says BC Hydro.