Weather

Crews deal with a tree down over the lines in the Departure Bay area Tuesday evening.
Crews deal with a tree down over the lines in the Departure Bay area Tuesday evening. Kam Abbott/NanaimoNewsNOW

Hydro truck crushed by tree, 10K lose power in Nanaimo thanks to wicked winds

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff/The Canadian Press
May 24, 2017 - 1:21pm

VANCOUVER — A BC Hydro technician is unhurt but his truck was crushed by a falling tree while he tried to restore power in a Vancouver neighbourhood as a windstorm tore across southern British Columbia late Tuesday.

Strong winds will buffet Vancouver Island's coast for the rest of the day and be particularly strong from Duncan to Fanny Bay.
Strong winds will buffet Vancouver Island's coast for the rest of the day and be particularly strong from Duncan to Fanny Bay. Pixabay

Island coast bracing for 70 km/h winds

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 23, 2017 - 3:38pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 4:29pm

NANAIMO — It's time to batten down the hatches.

According to Environment Canada, winds as high as 70 km/h will whip along the East coast of Vancouver Island Tuesday afternoon and evening. Their special weather statement about the winds stretches from Duncan to Fanny Bay.

Hopefully it's a false alarm, but Environment Canada is calling for more snow.
Hopefully it's a false alarm, but Environment Canada is calling for more snow. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

'Heavy' snowfall destined for Nanaimo by Sunday morning: Environment Canada

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 25, 2017 - 2:08pm

NANAIMO — Here we go again.

If Environment Canada's guess is correct, Nanaimo is in store for another "heavy" dump of snow. A snowfall warning issued by the weather agency predicted up to 20 cm. could fall, beginning overnight Saturday, lasting until late Sunday morning.

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