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Canada: West Coast Storm Cuts Power to 80,000

“It was another wet and windy night on the West Coast, as a storm blew through knocking down trees and power lines, dumping snow on mountain highways and forcing BC Ferries to cancel some early morning sailings.

The storm knocked out power to about 80,000 BC Hydro customers across the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island as the main front of the storm blew through early Tuesday morning.

The highwinds forced BC Ferries to cancel the 5:15 a.m. PT and 7:45 a.m. PT sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point near Nanaimo.

TransLink was reporting at 6 a.m. that the heavy wind and rain were causing stop-and-go service on some SkyTrain routes.

The West Coast Express train Number 1 was delayed by a fallen tree and was expected to be one hour late arriving in Vancouver, making the second train half an hour late as well.

The stormed knock out traffic lights across much of Metro Vancouver and knocked trees onto many roads. In Delta, Highway 10 Eastbound was closed by a fallen tree around 6 a.m.” Read more.

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