Crews responded to a incident Friday afternoon where a roof from a back deck was blown off by the wind, flew over the house and landed on the front street, hitting the power lines en route. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Crews responded to a incident Friday afternoon where a roof from a back deck was blown off by the wind, flew over the house and landed on the front street, hitting the power lines en route. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Wind gust near Williams Lake blows off a deck roof

The roofing also hit power lines in front of the yard before landing on the road

Wind in the Williams Lake area generated some havoc Friday afternoon when it blew the roof off a back deck and carried it over the house and across the front lawn, where it hit the power lines and dropped to the street out front.

As he prepared to haul the deck roof materials off Bailey Road, north of Williams Lake, the homeowner told the Tribune he wasn’t home when it happened.

Williams Lake Deputy Fire Chief Rob Warnock said they were called at about 3:40 p.m. about the incident.

“BC Hydro was on scene quick for us to cut the power off,” Warnock said. “They will repair it and the homeowner will be able to tow it off the road.”

As a result there is a power outage, impacting 31 customers, in the Bailey Road area.

BC Hydro estimates the power will be restored by 6 p.m.

The Williams Lake RCMP also responded to the incident.

Dan Reid, who lives in the neighbourhood, did not witness the deck roof blowing off, but said he was inside his home when there was a gust of wind and one of his window screens blew into his home and hit him in the face.

Environment Canada is predicting a few showers or thunderstorms Friday evening in the Williams Lake area then 40 percent chance of showers overnight.

Winds are northwest at 20 km/h becoming light this evening with a low of 8C.

In the 100 Mile area, thunderstorms are expected to last all evening and BC Hydro is reporting outages in the Canim Lake and Sheridan Lake areas.



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

The community is rallying to support Cam Prest (top left) and his family after he was badly injured at the Biotanio Bike Park Friday night, June 11. (Photo submitted)
Community rallies around Williams Lake family after son, 19, injured in bike park crash

Cam Prest was biking with friends Friday night when the accident happened

Dan Hutchings (right), 35, who is awaiting a kidney transplant and currently undergoing dialysis, walked 15.2 kilometres this past Sunday, June 6, along with fiancé Chelsey Auger and her cousin, Jazlyn Termul, as part of this year’s annual Williams Lake Kidney Walk. The event took place virtually as participants got out on their own devices to walk , and raise funds, for the Kidney Foundation of B.C. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Kidney Walk participants raise thousands

Hutchings took part in the walk alongside his fiancé Chelsey Auger and her cousin, Jazlyn Termul

As a former reporter and editor at the Tribune, Diana French carries on sharing her ideas through her weekly column. (Photo submitted)
FRENCH CONNECTION: Education a key part of path forward

High on the list of making things right is education in schools

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
FOREST INK: Other options for commercial and protected areas

The second paper takes a slightly different approach by looking at some of the positive impacts

2021 Williams Lake Dry Grad Reverse Parade Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Angie Mindus photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
PHOTOS: Graduates line Western Avenue for 2021 Williams Lake Dry Grad Reverse Parade

Community members waited in line in their vehicles to congratulate grads

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Most Read