A windstorm is affecting the BC Ferries schedule
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BC Ferries have cancelled dozens of sailings to a windstorm affecting Vancouver Island on Friday, January 10th. 

Select sailings on the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen-Duke Point, Tsawwassen-Gulf Islands, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay, Powell River-Comox, and Quadra Island-Cortes Island routes have been cancelled. 

Sailings on the Swartz Bay-Gulf Islands, Prince Rupert-Port Hardy, Prince Rupert-Skidegate, and Mid-Coast routes are all running with either delayed or modified times. 

Ferries on the Campbell River-Quadra Island and Denman Island-Hornby Island routes were affected earlier in the day, but both are operating normally now, starting with 11 a.m. sailings.

See also: Wind storm to bring 80 km/hr gusts to Victoria on Friday 

The weather currently bashing the island has triggered an Extreme Weather Warning in Victoria. 

A head of the front southeast winds of 60 to 80 km/h developed early Friday morning over Southern Gulf Islands, the north and central sections of East Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast – Saltery Bay to Powell River, as well as Victoria near Haro Strait.

The winds are expected to ease midday Friday as the front moves away from the region. 

Here is a full list of cancelled sailings: 

Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay

  • 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm

Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen

  • 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm

Tsawwassen-Duke Point

  • 5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm

Duke Point-Tsawwassen

  • 5:15 am, 7:45 am, 10: 15 am, 12:45 pm

Tsawwassen-Gulf Islands

  • All sailings before 12:30pm

Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay

  • 6:15 am, ​8:25 am, 10:40 am, 1:00 pm

Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay

  • 6:15 am, 8:​25 am, 10:40 am, 1:00 pm

Powell River-Comox

  • 6:15 am, 8:​05 am, 9:55 am, 11:50 am

Quadra Island-Cortes Island

  • 7:50 am, 9:05 am

For more information on windstorm-affected sailings or reservations, you can see the full list of affected and non-affected routes at www.bcferries.com/current_conditions/travel-advisory.html.

With files from Brishti Basu.