Latest snow conditions

George OBriain reports on the conditions in the Juan de Fuca

  • Jan. 18, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Throughout the Juan de Fuca area snow depth is from 25 – 35 cm since Jan. 17, 2012.  Intermittent snow showers are presently being experienced.  Winds are gusting to 30 knots.  Local roads are unplowed.  Hwy 14 is being kept open by Mainroad, nevertheless Hwy 14 west of Shirley is compacted snow.

Power outages are experienced in East Sooke, which lost power on  Jan. 17  and after a short period of power on, is experiencing another outage today.  Skeptical of BC Hydro reported ‘ON’ time for restoration of power.  Shirley is experiencing power outage from Otter Point Road (west) junction and Hwy 14 to just east of Jordan River.

No reported problems in other communities