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BC Ferries resumes scheduled service on some major southern routes

B.C. wind storm cancels ferry sailings on major routes
WATCH: B.C. wind storm cancels ferry sailings on major routes

BC Ferries has resumed service on several key southern routes, after cancelling sailings due to strong winds on Friday.

According to BC Ferries, the following vessels are resuming scheduled service on key routes.

  • Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay (Coastal Celebration) resuming service with 3 p.m. departure from Swartz Bay
  • Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay (Spirit of British Columbia) resuming service with 3 p.m. departure from Tsawwassen
  • Tsawwassen-Nanaimo/Duke Point (Queen of Alberni) resuming service with 3:15 p.m. departure from Tsawwassen
  • Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo/Departure Bay (Queen of Oak Bay) resuming service with 3:45 p.m. departure from Horseshoe Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay-Nanimo/Departure Bay (Queen of Coquitlam) resuming service with 3:45 p.m. departure from Departure Bay

You can view an up to date list of BC Ferries current sailings and cancellations here. 

Elsewhere the Sea to Sky Gondola is closed due to wind warnings.

A wind warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, with sustained winds of 40 to 60 kilometres per hour expected to batter some areas earlier in the day and gusts peaking at 70 kilometres per hour.

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Global BC meteorologist Kristi Gordon says the exact timing of the storm is difficult to predict, but the worst winds are likely to come between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m., with gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour possible.

More to come…

— With files from Simon Little