Ferry Crossings Canceled, Wind Warning Spreads As ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hits South Coast Of British Columbia – .

Ferry Crossings Canceled, Wind Warning Spreads As ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hits South Coast Of British Columbia – .

BC Ferries canceled several crossings on major routes for Monday as a second powerful “bomb cyclone” weather system nears the south coast.

Environment Canada extended a wind warning already in place for parts of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast to include Metro Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

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Wind Warnings Issued As Second ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Approaches British Columbia Coast

Residents of the southwestern areas of the city, including Richmond and Delta, have been warned of southeast winds of 70 km / h, with gusts of up to 90 km / h near the water, which should arrive late at night and until Monday.

The west coast of Vancouver Island is expected to face the worst storm, with winds of 80 km / h, with gusts of up to 100 km / h.

With the strongest winds forecast to hit the interior coast on Monday, BC Ferries announced the cancellation of at least 20 morning and early afternoon departures on the following routes:

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  • Baie Tsawwassen-Swartz (Victoria)
  • Tsawwassen-Duke Point (Nanaïmo)
  • Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay (Nanaimo)
  • Little River (Comox)-Westview (Powell River)

Travelers should check the BC Ferries Service Advisory website for up-to-date information.

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As of 3:30 p.m. Sunday, BC Hydro reported nearly 20,000 customers without power on the South Coast.

The lion’s share of early blackouts occurred on the Sunshine Coast, with several thousand customers also affected on Vancouver Island, including Port Renfrew, Port Alberni and Lake Cowichan.

The power company is warning people to stay away from broken lines if they see them, but to call 911.

A “bomb cyclone” is a meteorological phenomenon involving an intensifying low pressure system by rapidly dropping more than 24 millibars of pressure in less than 24 hours, according to Global BC meteorologist Kristi Gordon.

A similar system formed off the coast of British Columbia on Thursday, but remained largely offshore.

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