Windstorm knocks out power to 80,000 across Metro Vancouver
Winds hit 100 km/h in Howe Sound
Wind gusts were recorded as strong as 80 km/h on the North Shore, and one gust exceeded 100 km/h in Howe Sound. In Vancouver a car was crushed by a falling tree on Beatrice St. near Kingsway.
More than 1,500 Hydro customers on Vancouver Island also lost power because of the windstorm.
Winds of up to 118 km/h were recorded on Saturna Island, and on the west coast of Vancouver Island, gusts of up to 180 km/h were recorded at Estevan Point.
Between 40 mm and 80 mm of rain also fell during the storm overnight, with the heaviest rain falling in Tofino through Nanaimo and into Howe Sound.
A high streamflow advisory issued Tuesday for the North Shore, Howe Sound and Sea to Sky remains in place on Wednesday.
By noon on Wednesday, BC Hydro was reporting more than 15,000 customers remained without power.
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