Tree down on Taylor Bay Road cuts off access to north-east end of Gabriola

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Friday, December 29 2017

UPDATE (Saturday, Dec. 30 9:20am): A BC Hydro crew was on scene at 8:30am on Saturday, December 30 and started work to clear the tree and downed lines off of Taylor Bay Road. They estimate it will be noon before the road is open to traffic.

 

Previously posted at 10pm Friday, December 29:

Photo courtesy Gabriola RCMP

A tree has fallen across Taylor Bay Road, completely blocking all lanes of traffic. The tree is down between Ivory Way and McConvey Road, near the Yogi Statue. Cpl. Nathan Dame of the Gabriola RCMP said the road will be blocked until morning when crews will be able to cut and clear the tree.

Of particular concern to Dame is the tree is preventing emergency services from using Taylor Bay Road, effectively blocking off all of Berry Point and Phase 4 of the island.