Service currently suspended on section of SkyTrain's Millennium Line due to fallen tree

Nov 27 2019, 1:24 pm

UPDATE:

Shortly before 2:30 pm, TransLink said the tree which had fallen on the Millennium Line has been removed and regular service is now resuming.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Commuters planning to use the Millennium Line this afternoon being warned to expect delays because of a tree that fell on the tracks.

“There is currently no SkyTrain service between Burquitlam Station and Coquitlam Central Station,” said TransLink in a release. “Crews have been deployed to remove the tree.”

In the meantime, a bus bridge is currently being set up in both directions to help those affected.

There is no word yet on when the debris will be cleared, but TransLink said those planning to use the Expo Line – as well as the Canada Line – are unaffected by the incident.

According to BC Hydro, nearly 20,000 customers in the Lower Mainland were left without power this morning, after a windstorm swept through the region early Wednesday morning.

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Outages were reported in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Bowen Island.

BC Hydro is also reminding residents that if you come across a fallen power line to stay back at least 10 metres — the length of a bus — and call 911.