Wednesday, October 14th 2020, 4:00 pm - Winds up to 100 km/h swept through B.C. on Tuesday, this is what they took down on their destructive path.
A strong low-pressure system made its way across British Columbia Tuesday, bringing intense winds. The winds peaked strength throughout Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.
Winds were clocked in at 70-90 km/h for southern Vancouver Island and 50-70 km/h for areas of Metro Vancouver nearest the coast, diminishing further inland.
The damaging winds caused trees and power lines to fall and even caused a trampoline to fly across a yard. At the storm's peak, some 175,000 customers were without power, though B.C. Hydro crews had reduced the number of outages to below 8,000 by the early morning hours of Wednesday.
Below is a selection of social media shots of the storm's impact.
Please stay off the roads if you can. The #southisland is experiencing many trees down and road closures while #BCHydro makes their rounds. Telegraph Rd is impassible at this time #BCStorm #ShiftIntoWinter #yyjtraffic @BearMountain @DriveSmartBC @RoadSafetyBC @CRDTraffic pic.twitter.com/5EIpW9DsHn— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) October 14, 2020
Clean up #BCHwy1 SB north of Goldstream. Weather conditions, considerable rainfall & strong winds took trees & power lines down #southisland #gulfislands #shawnigan. Check @DriveBC for updates 💻Road crews & @bchydro will be working into the night #conezone #bcstorm— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) October 13, 2020
📸 Darryl pic.twitter.com/Oi9U7cYnM6
#CobbleHill Please obey traffic control and crews giving direction on the roads this afternoon. We want to see everyone home safe tonight. Thank you to the hard working crews @bchydro for quick responses & ongoing efforts today 🙏@RoadSafeAtWork @TranBC @DriveBC #BCStorm @icbc https://t.co/glfAjKk9mk— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) October 13, 2020
And a nice little respite:
Thumbnail courtesy of Nick E. via Facebook