High winds cause power outages, B.C. Ferries to cancel sailings

More than 12000 customers in southern B.C. still without power following massive windstorm

More than 12000 customers in southern B.C. still without power following massive windstorm

More than 11,000 customers were still without power in British Columbia on Sunday following a windstorm.

"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur", Environment Canada said.

A wind warning remains in effect for southern sections of the Island. "Snowfall over the Inland Vancouver Island will mainly be confined to the Lake Cowichan area", reads the warning.

The Metro Vancouver area was subject to a special weather statement, with the national forecaster predicting a weaker storm. The next snow-maker is expected Sunday afternoon, but the amount of snow that will fall remains uncertain at this time.

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BC Hydro crews worked through the night to reconnect customers, bringing the number of outages down from its peak of 70,000 on Saturday. He added that there were also several reports of downed power lines.

Aquino said the hardest hit regions are Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Victoria and the southern Gulf Islands. In Chilliwack, a large illuminated sign near the Cottonwood Mall was destroyed.

"Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage".

No sailings on major ferry routes were cancelled Saturday, however they were delayed because of the wind, including a morning sailing to Nanaimo from Horseshoe Bay.

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