Strong Winds Knock Down Tree in Kitsilano, Vancouver
Vancouverites were warned this morning of a pending wind storm, starting around 6 pm, with the potential of snow either today or tomorrow.
It seems the winds have arrived early. At 3 pm today Environment Canada was reporting wind speed at the Vancouver International Airport as WNW 74 km/h gust 98 km/h.
At 3:15 pm today, one of the corner trees in a lot at First Avenue and Maple Street, in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood, came crashing down.
There was one resounding crack and a tree, approximately 60 feet high, broke and crashed down over the intersection's stop sign. The fallen tree just missed a parked vehicle and a pedestrian crossing Maple Street heading eastward, directly below the tree.
No damage is apparent.