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Multiple BC Ferries sailings cancelled Saturday due to wind warning

Last Updated Jan 11, 2020 at 12:32 pm PST

(The Salish Raven. Courtesy: BC Ferries)
Summary

BC Ferries is cancelling a number of sailings as a wind warning is in place for the South Coast

Gusts of up to 90 km/h are forecast to hit Saturday

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — After winds caused several sailings to be cancelled Friday, more trouble could be ahead for BC Ferries.

As of Saturday morning, BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, as well as Tsawwassen and Duke Point, because of more strong winds.

Sailings out of Horseshoe Bay are also impacted.

 

A wind warning in place for the South Coast with gusts of up to 90 km/h forecasted to hit Saturday.

Chelsea Carlson, with BC Ferries, says they will continue to monitor the adverse weather throughout the day.

“We are continuing to monitor conditions, and we will resume sailings as soon as it is safe to do so,” she says.

All reservations made for the cancelled trips will be refunded.

There’s also the potential for power outages because of the wind, and after some snow and rainfall Friday, you’ll want to keep an eye out for big puddles on the roads.

NEWS 1130 has received calls about a big one in Richmond on Highway 99 at the Blundell overpass northbound.

“It will catch you at the left front and pull you into the center barricade,” one caller says.

There’s also a snowfall warning in place for Metro Vancouver, but the snow isn’t expected to fall until the evening.

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