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High winds pummel Ladner and Tsawwassen
Tsawwassen resident Henry Fontaine was awoken at 6 a.m. Monday morning (March 12) to what he thought was a loud clap of thunder.
But when he looked out his window, he discovered the startling noise was actually caused by a 40-foot tree bough that had snapped off his next-door neighbour's fir tree and came crashing down into his upper sun deck and backyard.
Fontaine is thankful the fallen tree limb did not cause any serious damage to his house.
"It could've been worse," he said, motioning to the single foot of space between the tip of the bough and his sliding glass door.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning early Monday morning for Metro Vancouver with southeast winds of 80 to 100 km/h expected over the Inner South Coast.
As a result of the gusty weather some streets in Ladner and Tsawwassen were littered with debris and residents could be seen clearing their yards and chasing down blown-away garbage bins.
High winds battering the Lower Mainland also caused the cancellation of some ferry traffic in and out of the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal on Monday.