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.
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.
- Wind warning in effect for Metro Vancouver with gusts up to 100 km/h
- BC Ferries cancels sailings on all major routes due to high winds