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Mini power outage at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Delays today at Duke Point / Tsawwassen due to traffic load

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Indoor market at the BC Ferries Tsawwassen terminal. [web]

Friday May 17, 2024 | DELTA, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Certainly not the stuff of super-windy weather that cancels ferry sailings, but today there was a power outage affecting the area near and around the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal this morning, May 17.

According to BC Ferries customers on the ground, the outage resulted in booths running using generator power but that there was no food in the terminal.

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Vehicles waiting in line at BC Ferries terminal. [web]

The Tsawwassen terminal has the capacity to operate on generator power, so the power outage did not affect operations, said BC Ferries Seniors Communications Advisor Ceilidh Marlow in a statement to Island Social Trends today.

BC Ferries were notified at 1 pm that the power had been restored to the site, said Marlow.

BC Hydro outage:

BC Hydro shows a restored power outage that started at 3:27 am and was restored at 12:42 pm, having impacted 2,379 BC Hydro customers south of Salish Sea Way and West of 54th St. Cause of the outage was listed as ‘tree down across our wires’.

There were wind gusts from between 29 kph (18 mph) to 60 kph (37 mph) during the early morning hours at the Tsawwassen terminal according to the WindFinder website.

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Weather / wind at Tsawwassen Terminal on May 17, 2024. [WindFinder]

There are wind gusts on Vancouver Island today, but no reports of wind-related impacts at the Schwartz Bay BC Ferries terminal on the island.

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Nanaimo<>Vancouver sailings delayed:

However, the 12:45 pm sailing from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Duke Point (Nanaimo) was delayed by 45 minutes today due to traffic volumes.

BC Ferries also expects 45 minute delays for the 3:15 pm departing Duke Point, the 5:45 pm departing Tsawwassen, and the 8:15 pm departing Duke Point to also be delayed.

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