Winds were strong enough to topple over this large tree in Prince Rupert on Jan. 20. Environment Canada issued wind warnings to Haida Gwaii and the North Coast Regions. (Photo: Melissa Boutilier/Haida Gwaii Observer)

UPDATED: Wind warnings lifted

Strong wind warnings have been issued for the North Coast region

  • Jan. 30, 2020 10:45 a.m.

Weather warnings have been lifted and windy conditions have subsided enough to allow the sailing of the ferry from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii. The ferry is expected to dock at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Strong winds created troubles for travellers in the Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert regions. Ferries remained in dock until the winds subsided. Environment Canada issued high wind warnings for the Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii areas on Jan. 30.

The 10 a.m. sailing of the Northern Expedition was delayed until it was safe to sail at approximately 1:30 p.m.

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

Strong winds, coming from the southeast, of up to 90 kilometres per hour continued to develop during the morning over Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert and exposed areas of the north coast. Loose and unsecured objects may have been thrown around by the wind and cause injury or damage. The high winds toppled some large trees in Prince Rupert.

READ MORE: High winds and adverse weather lead to ferry delays for North Coast

Winds extended down to the central coast and Vancouver in the late morning.

By the afternoon on Thursday winds veered to the west or southwest, according to Environment Canada. The winds eased by late afternoon over Haida Gwaii and the north coast.

READ MORE: Cold snaps all weather records in Prince Rupert


 
K-J Millar | Journalist 
Send K-J email
Send The Observer email
Like the Haida Gwaii Observer on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

CGL must revise impact assessment on Unist’ot’en Healing Center

Environmental Assessment Office not satisfied with report’s shortcomings

Confusion surrounds terms of RCMP withdrawal from pipeline construction area

B.C. Deputy Commissioner clarifies terms of agreement following minister’s statements

Stop checks, searches of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opposers unlawful: Watchdog

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs file complaint

Wet’suwet’en pipeline supporters speak up

“Protesters get one side of the story and they stand up with their fists in the air.”

Bachrach rejects calls for police action against demonstrators

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP says only way out of crisis is “true nation-to-nation” talks

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

‘A long way to go’: UNBC hosts Moose Hide Campaign gathering on Feb. 24

The event is a part of a movement to stand up against violence inflicted on women and children

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

B.C. money laundering inquiry to begin amid hopes for answers, accountability

Eby argued that most B.C. residents already know the previous government, at best, turned a blind eye

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Most Read