Sunday, December 31, 2006

Weather wreaks havoc with New Year's plans of BC Ferries

The unpredictable winds of the coast have put a crimp in some plans to ring in the New Year, in fact when calendar turns the page to a new year tonight, some folks will be toasting it from the loung of the Queen of Prince Rupert!

Traffic stacks up on B.C. Ferries’ northern routes

Canadian Press
Sunday, December 31, 2006

VANCOUVER — If they’re lucky, northern B.C. ferry passengers may celebrate the New Year riding on a ferry.

A series of wind storms since Thursday has cancelled or delayed B.C. Ferries service on the northern routes.

The Queen of Prince Rupert did manage to leave Port Hardy this morning with several planned stops, and is estimated to arrive in Prince Rupert at about 2:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.
However the weather isn’t cooperating.

Wind warnings are in effect for the Queen Charlottes, the North and Central Coast and Northern Vancouver Island.

Wind gusts of up 90 kilometres per hour are expected New Year’s Eve before the winds ease early New Year’s Day.

© Canadian Press 2006

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