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BC Ferries cancels most Tuesday sailings with wind warning in effect

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Meteorologist Mark Madryga has the afternoon update on the heavy wind and rain expected to hit British Columbia on Monday. – Jan 4, 2021

A high wind warning has prompted BC Ferries to cancel most of its sailings on Tuesday.

Environment Canada also issued a wind warning for the Southern Gulf Islands and east Vancouver island, warning that damaging winds could reach up to 90 kilometres an hour.

Read more: Flood worries as rain pounds B.C.’s South Coast

The storm was expected to hit the island and Sunshine Coast by mid-morning Tuesday.

There were no sailings scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay after 9 a.m., while Tuesday’s 8:25 a.m. trip from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay was the last for the day.

Read more: Snow, rain and strong winds: A stormy start to 2021 for B.C.

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The corporation said anyone who has a reservation for a cancelled sailing will get a refund.

You can check the BC Ferries website for all cancellations.