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.
Winds are now easing off as the low slides NE. From White Rock to Abbotsford winds hit 80+ pic.twitter广州桑拿网/QRSGqM5FnI
— Michael Kuss (@michaelkusswx) March 14, 2016
The winds also forced delays on several BC Ferries sailings.
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A wind warning has been issued for parts of southern BC…and the winds are already picking up on the seas. This video was taken at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal earlier this afternoon by Mark Utley. #storm #bcferries #wind
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