BC Ferries cancels at least a dozen Friday sailings due to high winds

Dec 14 2018, 5:59 pm

With high winds walloping BC’s South Coast on Friday, BC Ferries has announced the cancellation of at least a dozen ferry sailings, including major routes between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

The move comes after  Environment Canada issued a wind warning for Metro Vancouver today, with gusts as high as 90 km/h expected later this evening.

The wind warning follows three consecutive days of the weather agency issuing a rainfall warning for the region. The rain lead to flooding in several areas of Metro Vancouver, including the Skytrain having to be bailed out, and Burnaby turning into a swimming pool for cars.

According to Environment Canada, “Another in a series of intense low-pressure systems will produce strong south or southeast winds today. The winds will shift abruptly to the southwest and increase to 70 km/h with gusts as high as 90 early this evening in the wake of this system.”

As such, BC Ferries is not taking any chances.

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