BC Ferries to resume sailings Friday afternoon as wind warnings cancelled

BC Ferries to resume sailings Friday afternoon as wind warnings cancelled
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A sign announces BC Ferries cancellations due to weather on Jan. 10, 2020.

BC Ferries is resuming sailings on Friday afternoon as the wind warnings across Vancouver Island end.

On the weather agency’s website Friday morning, a warning reads “A Pacific frontal system will cross Vancouver Island this morning. Ahead of the front, southeast winds of 60 to 80 km/h will develop this morning over the Southern Gulf Islands, the north and central sections of East Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, as well as Greater Victoria near Haro Strait.”

Before 1:30 p.m., the wind warnings were lifted.

BC Ferries is resuming various sailings at different times on Friday afternoon, including:

  • 3:25 p.m. sailing from Comox (Little River) to Powell River (Westview)
  • 3:15 pm sailing from Duke Point to Tsawwassen
  • 3:15 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Duke Point
  • 3:45 p.m. sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay
  • 3:20 p.m. sailing from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay
  • 3 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen
  • 3 p.m. sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  • 4 p.m. sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen

For a full list of service notices, visit the BC Ferries website. 

Harbour Air had also announced that they will be cancelling flights up until 1 p.m. as a result of the adverse weather.

For updates on flights, you can visit the Harbour Air website.

Along with the wind warnings, Environment Canada had said that East Vancouver Island, as well as the inland regions, will see snow until late morning. The weather agency is expecting up to four centimetres towards the coast and between five and eight centimetres inland.

Environment Canada has also said that the snow will turn to rain in the afternoon.

This is the second major winter storm to hit Vancouver Island in the span of a week.

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