Highway 101 at Davis Bay closed due to windstorm, tides

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.

article continues below
© Copyright Coast Reporter


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus