New wind warning issued for Metro Vancouver

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      Last week, a predicted ferocious wind storm turned out to be a dud in Metro Vancouver.

      That's because it mostly passed over Washington state on December 14.

      This morning, Environment Canada has forecast another day of heavy winds for the Lower Mainland.

      They could reach 70 kilometres per hour by early evening as the storm moves in from the southeast.

      "High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break," Environment Canada stated.

      Following last week's warning, B.C. Ferries cancelled several sailings between the mainland and Vancouver Island and the Vancouver park board shut down its Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park.

      On August 29, 2015, a windstorm on the south coast knocked out power for 500,000 B.C. Hydro customers, most of whom lived in Metro Vancouver.