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Horseshoe Bay still reeling from destruction of weekend windstorm

Last Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 11:31 am PDT

Snow is going to make cleaning up after the Feb. 9, 2019 windstorm more difficult. (Ash Kelly, NEWS 1130 Photo)

WEST VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – All this snow means cleanup efforts in Horseshoe Bay could be more difficult as marinas there deal with the fallout from severe winds that pummeled the area 24 hours before the snow arrived.

Several boats were badly damaged at Sewell’s Marina after smashing into rocks.

A shipping barge also capsized on Saturday, dumping a load of heavy machinery into the ocean. The Coast Guard was called in to help, as the barge sent its containers into the water, including a forklift.

The winds that hit up to 90km/h sent boats smashing into rocks, other boats, and the docks.

“The barge was missing and there were a bunch of boats, about 11 of them, washed up on the shore,” said Jay Timmerman witnessed the aftermath at the marina.

The ferry terminal itself was closed for a few hours on Saturday. It’s been re-opened and there are no reported delays yet.

WATCH: Windstorm brings down barge in West Vancouver

The full extent of the damage is still unknown.

Environment Canada is warning more snow could be on the way, which can only make matters worse.