NEWS
03/03/2016 09:55 EST | Updated 03/04/2017 00:12 EST

Barges run aground along Victoria's Dallas Road

Two barges carrying construction debris and a crane broke loose from their tugs and ran aground along Victoria's Dallas Road during a storm Wednesday night.

The barges were reportedly being towed by two tugs to Sidney from the new Coho Ferry Terminal construction site in Victoria's Inner Harbour. Around 8 p.m. PT  a rope broke cutting loose both barges.

Victoria Police, the Victoria Fire Department, the City of Victoria and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Victoria all responded to the incident.

The barge carrying the crane was washed into the rocks near Olympia Avenue in James Bay. The other barge carrying construction debris beached near Cook Street.

Emergency crew were dispatched and the barges were secured for the night. It remains unclear what will happen to the barges today.

Victoria police sent out a tweet saying no people were at risk and nothing could be done until the weather subsides and they were handing over the incident to the coast guard to handle.

Environment Canada has issued a gale warning for the area this morning.