Winds blow trees and boats in Kitsilano


This sailboat blew ashore at Kitsilano Point in Vancouver on Monday morning. (CBC)

High winds around Vancouver wreaked havoc this morning. According to CBC News downed trees knocked out power to 3,200 residents in Kitsilano.

Near the intersection of West 6th Avenue and Alma Street a large cedar tree fell into a building knocking the balcony off one of the apartments and nearly injuring a worker nearby.

On the water, a 10-metre sailboat was badly damaged after its anchor line snapped and it was blown onto the rocks off Kitsilano Point. Three other vessels were reported dragging their anchors, including a second near Kitsilano Point, a large fishing vessel near Heather Marina in False Creek, and another boat in West Bay in West Vancouver.

An Environment Canada marine forecast included a gale warning for the area, warning the winds could blow up to 75 km/h overnight Monday before subsiding on Tuesday.

Last modified: July 12, 2010

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