March 13, 2016 1:19 pm
Updated: August 4, 2016 8:19 pm

Power restored to thousands after storm batters southern B.C.

WATCH: 90 kilometer per hour winds are expected to hit Metro Vancouver Sunday night. In nearby Seattle, a man is dead after a tree came crashing down on his car. Tanya Beja reports.


A strong storm hit B.C.’s south coast Sunday, causing power outages across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland

At its peak, approximately 16,000 customers were without power in the Lower Mainland/Sunshine Coast, and approximately 14,000 customers were without power in southern Vancouver Island. Most of the outages have now been restored.

At its peak, people in Victoria and the Fraser Valley experienced gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour.

The winds also forced delays on several BC Ferries sailings.

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Snowfall warnings have been issued for the Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Fraser Canyon, Fraser Valley, Nicola, Similkameen, and West Kootenay regions.

READ MORE: Snow warnings issued for parts of Okanagan

This weekend’s stormy weather comes days after a windstorm claimed the life of a Port Moody woman and left thousands without power on B.C.’s south coast.

WATCH: Windstorm causes widespread damage, one death

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