High winds and choppy waters forced the cancellation of several BC Ferries routes Friday morning.
The 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. ferries from Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen were cancelled because of expected winds of up to 90 kilometres an hour gusting over the Strait of Georgia.
Two morning sailings were also cancelled between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay because of the adverse weather.
Early morning sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point were also cancelled.
The next scheduled sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay was at 11 a.m., according to BC Ferries’ website, but the ferry was 95 per cent full as of 9:15 a.m.
Environment Canada says the wind is expected to ease into the afternoon.
#CurrentConditions as of 9am #HorseshoeBay – #DepartureBay next scheduled sailing at 10:40 am – 6% vehicle deck space available // 1pm sailing – 65% available. More conditions here: https://t.co/TvY7vF32ZD ^ta
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