A storm uprooted a tree on McMorran Way in Saanich sending the tree toppling onto the roof of a the neighbours house. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Mature tree falls on Saanich home

Strong winds uproot large tree on residential lot

Heavy winds blew a large tree down onto a Saanich home Thursday.

A house on McMorran Way had its eavestroughs ripped off and roof damaged after a large tree was uprooted and fell on the home.

RELATED: BC Ferries cancels 80 sailings amid wind storm

An arborist was on scene in a bucket truck around 5 p.m. using a chainsaw to remove the tree, as the resident watched from a second-floor window.

RELATED: Over 300,000 across B.C. without power due to B.C. wind storm

As of 4 p.m., 34,000 residents in Victoria are without power due to the storm, according to BC Hydro.

Around 80 sailings have been cancelled across 12 BC Ferries routes as Thursday’s storm raged along the B.C. coast.

– with files from Arnold Lim


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

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A storm uprooted a tree on McMorran Way in Saanich sending the tree toppling onto the roof of a the neighbours house. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

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