Strong coastal overnight winds and high tides forced the closure of Highway 101 between Davis Bay Road and Westley Road in the early morning of Jan. 13. Crews were clearing the road of driftwood and debris and the highway was expected to reopen by 11 a.m. District of Sechelt had installed floodgates in the area, and this marked the first time waves breached them, said Capilano Highway Services manager Tyler Lambert. Meanwhile, several downed trees damaged Telus and BC Hydro infrastructure in the Port Mellon area, forcing single-lane traffic at Latona Road. Approximately 2,700 customers in the Gibsons area lost power in the early hours of Jan. 13, as did more than 150 Sechelt customers. Overnight winds in Howe Sound reached 74 kilometres per hour.
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