Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather warning for East Vancouver Island and other parts of the province due to the forecasted high-speed winds.
The southeast winds are expected to be between 60 to 80 km/h and may result in power outages and fallen tree branches.
It is expected to last into Thursday afternoon.
This warning comes a day after BC Hydro was warning of a challenging storm season due to the drought conditions.
The company said the drought may have weakened structural roots of trees which may make them more susceptible to wind.
As of 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, BC Hydro says there are 10,000 customers in the province without power.
- Vancouver Island, North: 166 customers without power
- Vancouver Island, South: 700 customers without power
- Central Interior: 629 customers without power
- Lower Mainland/Sunshine Coast: 2,814 customers without power
- Northern: 2,988 customers without power
- Okanagan/Kootenay: 15 customers without power
- Thompson/Shuswap: 3,061 customers without power
BC Ferries also had to make adjustments due to the wind, with two Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay sailings being cancelled.
11:00 am departing Brentwood Bay
11:35 am departing Mill Bay
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