A wind warning has been issued for the Campbell River area. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

Wind warning issued for Campbell River

Wind could reach speeds of up to 70km/h: Environment Canada

It’s a blustery day in Campbell River. A wind warning was issued this morning for the area.

Environment Canada issued the alert at 4:35 a.m. warning of powerful winds.

“A frontal system will approach the South Coast early this morning. Ahead of the system, southeast winds of 70km/h will develop over exposed coastal sections of East Vancouver Island from Campbell River to Nanoose Bay,” the alert said.

BC Ferries cancelled the 9:50 a.m. sailing from Cortes Island at Whaletown and the 11:05 a.m. sailing from Quadra Island at Heriot Bay.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us. We don’t take the decision to cancel sailings lightly, as we know customers rely on us to get to their destinations,” said BC Ferries. “We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The winds are expected to ease early this afternoon as the weather system continues to move inland.

The alert cautions that gusting winds could damage “soft shelters, tents and awnings at outdoor events. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage.”

Heavy winds are also expected on the Sunshine Coast from Powell River to Saltery Bay.


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