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BC Ferries announced the cancellation of two sailings on major routes Tuesday, citing freezing weather conditions as the source.
#ServiceNotice #Tsawwassen #DukePoint #QueenofNewWestminster has cancelled the following additional sailings due to the freezing weather conditions today, causing frozen water pipes & unsafe conditions on the vehicle deck. ^ab
3:15pm ex. Tsawwassen
5:45pm ex. Duke Point
— BC Ferries | Reconnecting BC (@BCFerries) December 28, 2021
Two sailings between Tsawwassen and Duke Point have been cancelled, the 3:15 p.m. from Tsawwassen and the 5:45 p.m. leaving Duke Point.
In a tweet, BC Ferries said freezing temperatures caused water pipes to freeze and other unsafe conditions on the vessel’s vehicle decks.
At the time of publication, no other cancellations had been announced and no other routes have been affected.
Last week, special weather statements with warnings of rain, snow, and arctic air were issued for most of Vancouver Island, including the Greater Victoria area.
“There will be an increased risk of frostbite and hypothermia with these conditions. Protect yourself and wear appropriate clothing when outdoors,” Environment Canada warned.