Strong winds cause power outages in western Canadian province

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VANCOUVER, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Extreme strong winds caused thousands of power outages across Canada's western province of British Columbia Wednesday morning, according to CTV News Vancouver.

Most of the outages were caused by either wires being down or trees being down across wires.

Schools in Vancouver had to delay their opening times Wednesday because of the outages.

The outages also led to problems for drivers as Vancouver police warned that the outages are causing extreme traffic delays.

Environment Canada issued a wind warning on Wednesday that wind of up to 90 km/h can be expected.

"Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. An arctic ridge of high pressure over the British Columbia interior will intensify this morning," said Environment Canada.

"Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage," according to the organization. Enditem

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