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There's currently no service on a section of SkyTrain this morning due to high winds

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 20, 2018 9:56 am

UPDATE 11:59 am:

SkyTrain is resuming service between Lougheed and Braid stations as well as Columbia and Sapperton stations. There is still no service between Braid and Sapperton stations. A bus bridge remains in place between Braid and Sapperton stations.

ORIGINAL STORY:

High winds this morning have blown several branches onto sections of the SkyTrain track, and as a result, there is currently no SkyTrain service between Braid and Sapperton station.

Service is operating between Waterfront and King George on the Expo Line, and between VCC-Clark and Lafarge Lake-Douglas on the Millennium Line.

But there is currently no service between Columbia and Lougheed stations until the tracks have been cleared.

In a statement, TransLink said its crews are working hard to restore full service.

In the meantime, a bus bridge is in place between Columbia and Lougheed stations (east and westbound).

Environment Canada is forecasting a “significant wind storm likely causing widespread damage,” with sustained southeast winds of 50 to 80 km/h blowing over much of the south coast this morning.

These winds are expected to increase to 70 to 90 km/h later this morning, with stronger gusts likely above 100 km/h by this afternoon.

The wind warning is in effect for the following areas:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

As of right now, all major ferry routes have been cancelled.

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