Major SkyTrain service disruptions after tree falls onto tracks

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UPDATE at 12:10 a.m.: Normal train service has resumed at the affected area in Vancouver.

EARLIER:

There is a break in train service on the Expo and Millennium lines late this evening after a 20-foot-long tree fell across the tracks between Nanaimo and 29th Avenue stations in Vancouver.

This occurred just after 10 p.m. this evening and has shut down train service between Commercial-Broadway and Joyce-Collingwood stations. Expo Line trains are running from Waterfront and Broadway stations as well as Joyce-Collingwood and King George stations. On the Millennium Line, trains from VCC-Clark are short turning at Columbia Station.

A bus bridge has been formed between the break in service in Vancouver, from Commercial-Broadway to Joyce-Collingwood stations.

TransLink says there is currently no estimated time on when the section of track affected by the fallen tree will be cleared.

Earlier this afternoon, there were also issues with SkyTrain service in Surrey due to a power-related issue. And at approximately 9 p.m., train service from Scott Road to King George stations began operating on a single-track shuttle basis after debris from a nearby construction site fell onto the elevated guideway.

High winds late this evening caused 42,000 B.C. Hydro customers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to lose their power. Most remaining B.C. Ferries this evening have also been canceled due to the rough seas.

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