Wind warning issued for North Vancouver Island

Wind warning issued for North Vancouver Island
BC Hydro crews work to restore power on Oct. 27, 2022.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for North Vancouver Island that’s expected to last into Tuesday night.

In a notice, Environment Canada says southeast winds of 90 km/h gusting to 110 are expected throughout the evening and then easing overnight.

“Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage,” the notice says. “High winds may result in power outages and fallen tree branches.”

This latest wind storm comes days after the North Island was impacted by another wind storm that caused more than 10,000 BC Hydro customers across the Island to lose power.

“The north part of the Island was the hardest hit area,” B.C.’s Hydro Ted Olynyk told CHEK News.

“We had transmission line outages, so it impacted all the communities north of Woss and the Gold River area.”

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