VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Vancouver Park Board has closed Stanley Park to the public as a windstorm hits the Lower Mainland. The seawall has also been closed.
We have reports of trees falling in the park, and the Park Board is asking anyone who sees a tree down or any traffic signal issues to call 311 immediately.
Stanley Park is currently closed to the public, due to the impact of high winds. You can report any tree or traffic signal issues using VanConnect or by calling 3-1-1. #Vancouver #StanleyPark pic.twitter.com/LwpaK7xI9G
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) October 25, 2019
Metro Vancouver, the southern Gulf Islands and Victoria are all covered by wind warnings, with forecasters calling for gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour in some regions. Conditions should ease by this evening.
The Stanley Park Causeway remains open, but the matinee rides of the Ghost Train have been cancelled.
Tune in to NEWS 1130 for the latest on ferry cancellations, power outages and flight delays this afternoon.
Growing power outages, ferry cancellations, flight delays, and Stanley Park is closed: Metro Vancouver is in the midst of a windstorm.
— Peter Wagner (@peterjontheair) October 25, 2019