The Town of Ladysmith staff responded to multiple incidents on Thursday related to a major wind and rain storm with gusts reaching upwards of 90 km/h.
Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for East Vancouver Island. See the latest forecast here.
Waste Water Treatment Plant
A storm-related power surge and resulting power outage at the Waste Water Treatment caused some effluent to overflow into the Ladysmith Harbour.
Power was restored to the plant by mid-afternoon and staff expect that the plant will be back in full operation shortly.
This should resolve the overflow situation.
Frank Jameson Community Centre
Frank Jameson Community Centre is currently closed as of 2:30 pm because the power is out at the facility due to a downed hydro line in the area.
The public is asked to avoid 6th avenue around the FJCC.
A section metal roof has come off of the Machine Shop. High winds have also toppled a tree on Oyster Bay Drive, south of the Machine Shop.
Residents are asked to avoid this area.
Holland Creek Trail System