Heavy winds caused havoc for thousands of B.C. residents attempting to travel between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
BC Ferries cancelled multiple late morning and early afternoon sailings from ferry terminals at Swartz Bay, Nanaimo, Comox, Powell River, Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen. Other afternoon sailings after 2 p.m. were weather dependent, while others were on time as scheduled.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning early Friday morning with forecasters expecting gusts of between 70-90 km/h in some areas.
Another storm is expected to hit Vancouver Island on Saturday evening, Dec. 15.
Friday’s wind storm canceled at least 16 sailings on BC Ferries vessels.
After speaking to @environmentca, we've decided to cancel a number of sailings due to severe weather moving in. The safety of customers & crew is our top priority. For impacted sailings visit: https://t.co/fdLCPCgTU1. We’ll keep you updated throughout the day 👊 ^mc
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) December 14, 2018