Posted: December 21, 2018
New Bulletin #2 at 1:55pm –Your personal safety is our top concern and ask that individuals do not fall trees that are on or near power lines. The lines may be energized by generator power and could pose a safety risk. If you notice downed trees on powerlines please report directly to BC Hydro at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376). BC Hydro crews are currently on-site in Tofino and are continuing to assess and work on downed lines.
At this time the District of Tofino is asking residents and visitors to proactively conserve water for drinking and sanitary purposes and conserve their sewage usage. This will help ease the pump stations that are currently being operated by generators.
Winds are forecasted to be 40-60km/hr tonight, December 21, 2018 with a low of plus 4. Trees may have been compromised by the wind yesterday and are prone to additional wind damage. Please take notice and be aware of damaged trees as the day progresses and keep a distance of 10 meters.
The Community Hall will be opening until 5pm today to residents and visitors offering coffee, tea and warmth.
Highway 4 is now open to single lane alternating traffic at Kennedy Hill. There currently is a detour along the highway between Abraham Drive and Hellesen Drive. Please slow down and use caution as there may be pedestrians walking along the road. There is also a tree down on Chesterman Beach Rd blocking through access near the 1300 block of homes. Lynn Rd and Chesterman Beach Rd may be accessed from both ends. Please refer to maps below.
Detour at Hellesen Dr & Abraham Dr.
Lynn Rd and Chesterman Beach Rd Closure
Be CoastSmart - Please respect any temporary closures and follow directions on any associated postings.
For more information, please visit:
- Environment Canada Marine Forecast – http://weather.gc.ca/marine/
- BC Hydro Outages – http://www.bchydro.com/power-outages/app/outage-map.html
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