In pictures: Powerful December windstorm blasts B.C.’s south coast
A powerful windstorm slammed into B.C.’s South Coast on Thursday, roiling seas and felling trees.
At the peak of the storm, more than 310,000 people across the region had their power knocked out.
BC Ferries cancelled all sailings for several hours, and there were multiple delays and cancellations at the Vancouver International Airport.
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Around the region, residents stepped out to document what shaped up to be one of the most powerful winter storms to hit the south coast in nearly a decade.
Here’s a look at some of the more dramatic images from around the region.
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High winds are causing power outages and downed trees across the North Shore. The Seawalk has been closed due to flooding. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning, forecasting strong southwest winds of 70 to 90 km/h for today. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Trail users are asked to exercise caution on the waterfront and in wooded areas, as high winds are creating a risk of debris. Be prepared to adjust your driving to adapt to changing road conditions due to high winds. Find out what you can do to be prepared: http://westvancouver.ca/windy . . . . . #BCStorm #WestVan #Ambleside #Dundarave #WestVancouver #NorthVan #NorthVancouver
South of the Fraser
Vancouver Island and the Georgia Strait
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