Windstorm

A couple large tree branches block 34th Street after hitting a car Monday morning. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Wind-snapped tree falls on SUV in Vernon

One lane of 34th Street blocked near 25th Avenue by massive branch

 

Duke Point Ferry Terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Multiple ferry routes between Vancouver Island, mainland cancelled Jan. 2 due to high winds

“We will resume service as soon as it is safe to do so,” BC Ferries said in a statement

 

Wind whips up water on Okanagan Lake. (Janis Brown / Facebook)

Wind whips up wild waves on Okanagan Lake near Peachland

Residents are reporting power outages and damage to yards

Wind whips up water on Okanagan Lake. (Janis Brown / Facebook)
Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)

Windstorm knocking down North Okanagan trees, power lines

Several reports of wires down in Vernon and Armstrong

Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)
It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)

Kiteboarders catch major air in Penticton during Sunday’s windstorm

Kiteboarders and windsurfers took to Skaha Lake in droves Sunday

It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28, 2021. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)
Wednesday’s windstorm, Jan. 13, 2021, knocked trees and power lines down blocking Westside Road between Irish Creek Road and Traders Cove. (Tiffany Carmen Genge - Facebook)

Power lines, tree down on Westside Road

Road closed between Irish Creek and Traders Cove

Wednesday’s windstorm, Jan. 13, 2021, knocked trees and power lines down blocking Westside Road between Irish Creek Road and Traders Cove. (Tiffany Carmen Genge - Facebook)
A large tree, downed by the strong winds that blew through the Shuswap during the night, blocks the westbound turn onto 4th Ave SE from 5th Street SE on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Windstorm knocks out power, downs trees throughout the Shuswap

More than 2,400 BC Hydro customers affected in Salmon Arm alone

A large tree, downed by the strong winds that blew through the Shuswap during the night, blocks the westbound turn onto 4th Ave SE from 5th Street SE on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A downed tree blocks Foothill Road near the 30th Street SW intersection on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Windstorm knocks out power, downs trees throughout the Shuswap

More than 2,400 BC Hydro customers affected in Salmon Arm alone

A downed tree blocks Foothill Road near the 30th Street SW intersection on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Crews are working to repair downed lines in downtown Kelowna on Jan. 13, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)

Thousands in the dark as windstorm knocks down power lines

BC Hydro and FortisBC crews are working on restoring power to customers

Crews are working to repair downed lines in downtown Kelowna on Jan. 13, 2021. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News Staff)
At around 3:45 p.m. Penticton Fire Department started receiving numerous calls regarding power outages, alarms, and lines down. (Phil McLachlan/Western News/File)

Thousands of South Okanagan residents without power

Windstorm causing damage, alarms around South Okanagan

At around 3:45 p.m. Penticton Fire Department started receiving numerous calls regarding power outages, alarms, and lines down. (Phil McLachlan/Western News/File)
A decades-old storage building in the 700 block of Fifth Street SE in Salmon Arm withstands the weight of a large fir tree that was blown over during the high winds overnight on March 3/4. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Another tree and nearby building in Salmon Arm fall victim to high winds

Heritage storage building withstands weight of falling fir during recent gusts

A decades-old storage building in the 700 block of Fifth Street SE in Salmon Arm withstands the weight of a large fir tree that was blown over during the high winds overnight on March 3/4. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
“I’m a tree hugger” smiles Margaret Lichtenegger as she embraces the large spruce that dropped onto her garage in the 300 block of 7th Street SE in Salmon Arm during the high winds overnight on March 4, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Gale force winds down trees on Salmon Arm homes

One resident grateful only her garage sustained damage

“I’m a tree hugger” smiles Margaret Lichtenegger as she embraces the large spruce that dropped onto her garage in the 300 block of 7th Street SE in Salmon Arm during the high winds overnight on March 4, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The 130-foot tree blocked the alleyway along Fletcher Avenue in Armstrong. (Shirley Hassan)

WATCH: 130-foot tree uprooted in North Okanagan winds

No injuries or property damage reported after giant falls in high winds

The 130-foot tree blocked the alleyway along Fletcher Avenue in Armstrong. (Shirley Hassan)