A significant portion of North Langley was without power for several hours in late March 2021, prompting big lines at local fast food restaurants. (File photo)

A significant portion of North Langley was without power for several hours in late March 2021, prompting big lines at local fast food restaurants. (File photo)

LETTER: Langley residents power through outage sustained with fast food

One of those who lost power found everyone had the same idea – go eat

Dear Editor,

A funny thing I’d like to share: Langley power outage causes fast food gridlock.

It was only the beginning of a 20+ hour power outage on Sunday, when hungry Langley citizens caused gridlock at two adjacent fast-food eateries.

• READ MORE: Langley was one of the hardest hig during Lower Mainland windstorm, BC Hydro says

Around 1 p.m., the power had been off for a few hours, I asked my husband if he wanted to get a quick bite at A&W. Moments later, we were in competing lines for A&W and McDonald’s across the street. It was shocking to see cars blocking the entrance to A&W and others lining up two fold, stretching to the street for the McDonalds drive-thru.

Not being able to get into the A&W parking lot, we parked next door before joining the line ups inside.

With all this excitement, and jostling for position, I feel like we really earned our burger and fries.

Jesmina Bisrovic, Willoughby

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• READ MORE: Dump truck seen dragging power pole down road in Maple Ridge


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