Today’s wind storm is going in the history books.
After closing two Vancouver parks, halting transit, cancelling ferry routes, knocking out power to thousands of BC Hydro customers, and destroying the historic White Rock Pier, the damage is unbelievable.
Gusts of up to 100 km/h have been battering Metro Vancouver all day and is expected to finally ease this evening.
Here are some photos and videos showing the damage from today’s Metro Vancouver wind storm.
— Anita Bathe (@anitabathe) December 20, 2018
— Peace Arch News (@PeaceArchNews) December 20, 2018
Quite the scene out at @BCFerries Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Big storm surge flooding ramps and access to boats. No sailings until at 7:00pm at earliest. Stay safe folks! 🌊⛴ #BCstorm #news pic.twitter.com/yHR2CW63wr
— Steven Godfrey (@itcaughtmyeye) December 20, 2018
— Tyler Ingram (@TylerIngram) December 20, 2018
— Cst P Walker (@CstWalkerAPD) December 20, 2018
— eho4 (@eho_4) December 20, 2018
Tree branches come crashing down near YVR in Richmond. Told the driver of the pickup made it out the passenger door – luckily not injured. Windshield smashed and believe it or not there's another vehicle under there. #BCstorm @CTVVancouver pic.twitter.com/Lc79jHQFrF
— David Molko (@molkoreports) December 20, 2018
— Bails (@Bailee_Dawn) December 20, 2018
White Rock firefighters have just told me that leaning power pole, at the corner of Royal and Johnston, could come down at any moment. Entire block of Johnston is cordoned off. @PeaceArchNews @BlackPressMedia #bcstorm pic.twitter.com/izrJpAyl6A
— Kat Slepian (@katslepian) December 21, 2018
Our maintenance crews are working hard to clear trees/debris on #VancouverIsland. Many sites are a challenge due to contact with power lines. In these cases, crews must wait until @BCHydro deems safe to clear. Thanks for your patience. Photos: W Shawnigan Lake Road #bcstorm pic.twitter.com/SnB2x0ACs0
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) December 20, 2018
— Said The Whale (@saidthewhale) December 20, 2018
— A Canadian, Eh ! (@Xiamengerry) December 20, 2018
— Ming Lee (@MingwLee) December 21, 2018
— ᜆ᜔ᜐᜒᜐ (@lalloalo) December 20, 2018
— JB (@janebriedis) December 21, 2018
— j72rock (@jrarock) December 21, 2018
— Charis Hogg (@CharisHogg) December 21, 2018
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