GALLERY: Extreme winds cancel ferries, cause mass power outages across Greater Victoria

A man walks his dog along the Ogden Point walk way during a wind warning for Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A man walks his dog along the Ogden Point walk way during a wind warning for Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Waves hit Ogden Point during a wind storm warning for most of Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A windstorm warning is in effect for most of Vancouver Island, as waves pound beaches along Dallas Road and BC Ferries trips are cancelled. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
A windstorm warning is in effect for most of Vancouver Island, as waves pound beaches along Dallas Road and BC Ferries trips are cancelled. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Waves hit Ogden Point during a wind storm warning for most of Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Waves hit Ogden Point during a wind storm warning for most of Vancouver Island. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
Spectators watch the waves at Ogden Point in Victoria during a wind storm. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Roughly 100,000 BC Hydro customers were without power Thursday afternoon as a storm batters the province’s south coast.

READ MORE: 100,000 without power due to B.C. wind storm

READ MORE: High winds knock tree across Highway 17 in Central Saanich

READ MORE: Thousands of BC Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria

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Greater Victoria was no exception with extensive outages, cancelled ferries, airport delays and trees down across many roadways.

Here are some pictures from Greater Victoria beaches. Send your storm photos to vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca.


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