The wind is stopping travel along some of BC Ferries major routes Saturday morning. Due to high wind, BC Ferries has cancelled the following sailings:
- Tsawwassen and Duke Point – 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. sailings in both directions
- Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sailings in both directions
- Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay – 10:40 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in both directions
#ServiceNotice due to adverse weather, multiple sailings have been cancelled on the routes between #Tsawwassen and #SwartzBay, #Tsawwassen and #DukePoint, and #HorseshoeBay and #DepartureBay. You can see all service notices here: https://t.co/OkqNxCmB6B ^lm
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) January 11, 2020
As of 3 p.m. BC Ferries resumed sailings at Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen.
BC Ferries said there is a “high probability” the windstorm will affect ferry service going into Sunday as well.
A wind warning remains in effect for Greater Victoria due to strong westerly winds in the forecast Saturday near the Juan De Fuca Strait.
Next week, temperatures are expected to drop across Vancouver Island, with a chance of snow in different areas.
Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon said Arctic air coming down from the north means temperatures will drop.
“Cold air is already in B.C. and is slowly making its way south,” said Sekhon.
Sekhon said Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be the coldest before there will be a bit of an uptick.
BC Transit is advising customers that transit service in Victoria may be affected over the weekend due to snow.
We are advising customers of potential impacts to transit due to the forecast of snow over the weekend in Greater Victoria. If there are impacts to transit services, we will provide customer updates through our alerts system at https://t.co/1JrAg7gJ9E. Thank you. #yyjtraffic #yyj pic.twitter.com/tsgkIBD7FW
— BC Transit (@BCTransit) January 11, 2020
Schools will assess weather conditions on a daily basis and put every effort into deciding by 6:30 a.m. of whether or not schools will remain open.