Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Wind cuts power to parts of Prince Rupert, closes Fairview Container Terminal

While it's arrival on the North Coast appears to have been a little behind schedule, the Wind Storm which we advised of yesterday, has finally made its landfall around Prince Rupert.

Environment Canada expanded their Wind Warning earlier this morning.

With the winds ramping up in intensity, the Prince Rupert Port Authority suspended activities at the Fairview Container Terminal on Tuesday and had tugs on standby to assist freighters in Prince Rupert harbour should their services be required.

In addition to the operations of the Port, the west side of the City suffered a power outage on Tuesday morning, with the City advising that power had been restored to some of the affected areas at 10:00 AM.

By that time only two areas of the city were without power, the Sloan - Omenica Avenue areas and a stretch of 2nd Avenue West.

With the strong winds expected to continue through the morning, the prospect of further power interruptions is a possibility. You can find updates from BC Hydro from their Service Outage page.

BC Ferries has also suspended its sailings until the weather situation improves.

Further updates on the Weather can be found on the Environment Canada website.

Environment Canada ended its wind warning at 2 PM

Items on the windstorm from the local media sources can be found below

CFNR-- Wind storm roughs up Prince Rupert
CFTK-- Prince Rupert Wind Storm (video)
CFTK-- Lights Out in Prince Rupert last night as High Winds Shut Down Parts of City
Northern View-- Wind Storm causes power outages, terminal closure in Prince Rupert

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