Langley snow: what happened to living on the Wet Coast?

Snow falling since Saturday caused a few problems around Langley for drivers, and those who found themselves sitting in the dark.

“We had quite a few calls yesterday,” said assistant Township fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

There were 11 vehicle accidents on Sunday, the heaviest day of the snowfall that started Saturday and continued into Monday.

There were also a series of calls for wires down across the Township.

BC Hydro recorded more than 22 separate power failures that impacted Langley, including some that affected portions of Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, or Surrey as well. They affected areas as small as a few houses, or as many as several thousand residents.

The cause of most of the power failures was listed as tree branches falling on wires, along with a number credited to the storm itself, and one caused by a car accident.

A snowfall warning was in place for Monday, with Environment Canada predicting a further five to 15 centimeters of snow would fall. Temperatures were so close to freezing in many parts of Langley that there was little buildup of snow on major streets, however.

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