Winter storm warnings Power cuts
Continuous rain has eased, but wind warnings are again valid at B.C.'s South Coast with dust up to 100 km / h expected in some areas on Friday.
The environment Canada has said that the Vancouver islands are subject to the strongest winds. In these areas dust can be expected from 80 to 100 km / h on a Friday morning before the wind rings in the evening.
Similar weather conditions are expected in the continental part. Metro Vancouver – from West Vancouver to Langley, and Howe Sound, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Valley could see winds from 70 to 90 km / h on a Friday night.
Such heavy winds can damage buildings and windows, especially roof rails. Loose objects "can be overrun by the wind," the agency warned.
The alerts come almost 12 years to the day after the intense storm that devastated the South Bank, especially the Vancouver Stanley Park.
Rain and wind rolled up to 158 km / h of thousands of trees that collapsed in cars and homes on December 15, 2006. More than 250,000 houses were lost.
Coquihalla storm warning
In the future, the internal situation does not look better, but even worse – to a place where there is no need to travel along the mountain ranges.
Winter storm alerts apply to Coquihalla Highway and Fraser Canyon. Fifteen centimeters of snow and wind at speeds of up to 90 km / h are projected from Friday night.
"The visibility will suddenly drop to almost zero at a time of heavy snow and snow. Bad weather can contribute to transport delays," the Canadian Minister for the Environment said.
"Consider postponing non-essential trips as conditions improve."
Okanagan Connector, Highway 97C, could see similar crowds.
The agency said that the wind would decrease by noon on Saturday as snow is narrowing.
In the evening, nearly 4,000 people in the Vancouver Island are experiencing power cuts on a Thursday morning.
According to BC Hydro, most of Zeballos, Sayward and Hornby Island are powerless. There are other disturbances in Courtenay, the Campbell River and Port Alberni.
The company indicated that the crews are located or located in the position to eliminate most of the breaks, many of which are due to lower power lines.
Another three thousand customers in the lower continental part are also in the dark this morning.