Tuesday, November 22, 2011

West Coast storm cuts power to 50,000: Canada

It is another wet and windy fall day on the West Coast, with a storm knocking down trees and power lines, dumping snow on mountain highways and forcing BC Ferries to cancel some sailings.

The storm has knocked out power to about 50,000 BC Hydro customers on the South Coast.

BC Ferries has cancelled several early-morning sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point near Nanaimo.

TransLink was reporting at 6 a.m. that the heavy wind and rain were causing stop-and-go service on some SkyTrain routes.

The first West Coast Express train has been delayed by a fallen tree and is expected to to be one hour late arriving in Vancouver, making the second train half an hour late as well.

In Delta, Highway 10 Eastbound was closed by a fallen tree around 6 a.m.

The storm also knocked out CBC Radio's FM transmitter on Mount Seymour for a short while. more