NEWS

Windstorm knocks out power to 80,000 in Metro Vancouver

10/22/2014 09:01 EDT | Updated 12/22/2014 05:59 EST
Metro Vancouver's first big windstorm of the fall knocked down trees and power lines throughout the region on Tuesday night, cutting power to 80,000 BC Hydro customers.

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 1,000 Hydro customers lost power in southern Vancouver Island, because of the windstorm.

By 6:15 a.m. BC Hydro was reporting more than half of the customers had their power restored.

- Send your pictures and video of the storm damage to cbcnewsvancouver@cbc.ca

More to come

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