A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Trees hit parked car, RV on Highway 1 near Chilliwack during major windstorm

No serious injuries reported but traffic stopped for cleanup efforts

An RV travelling at full speed down Highway 1 was hit by a falling tree near Chilliwack Tuesday afternoon.

There are no reports of serious injuries and the three occupants of the RV were reported to be walking around with first responders. The Popkum Fire Department responded to the call, which was near the Herrling Island exit in the eastbound lanes. The vehicle is reported to have suffered major damage.

Around the same time, a tree split in two and fell on a parked car on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road.

They were just two of many calls for falling trees around Chilliwack, Hope, and Harrison Hot Springs throughout the early afternoon. There are lines down in multiple neighbourhoods of Chilliwack. In Harrison Hot Springs, a tree fell across Hot Springs Road closing off the community’s only main road in and out.

Several trees and power lines also came down across Chilliwack Lake Road on Tuesday afternoon, about 300m from the roundabout on Vedder Road.

Power outages are happening all across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, and in Chilliwack, fire crews were fully dispatched at times across the city.

The wind is expected to die down Tuesday evening.

READ MORE: Gusty winds widespread across southern B.C. easing tonight


@CHWKcommunity
jpeters@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Windstorm

 

A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A fallen tree lays on top a car parked on Nowell Street near Chilliwack Central Road on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 during a wind storm in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Several trees and power lines fell across Chilliwack Lake Road on Oct. 13, 2020, about 300m from the roundabout. (Debbie Plett photo)

Several trees and power lines fell across Chilliwack Lake Road on Oct. 13, 2020, about 300m from the roundabout. (Debbie Plett photo)