One of the boardwalk trails in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)

One of the boardwalk trails in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta Nature Reserve reopened six weeks after windstorm

Delta closed the park on Dec. 21 after the storm toppled several trees and damaged the boardwalks

The Delta Nature Reserve is once again fully open to the public after December’s devastating windstorm.

The tempest wreaked havoc across the province’s south coast on Dec. 20, uprooting trees and toppling hydro poles, leaving 132,000 Lower Mainland customers without power and smashing a section of White Rock’s historic pier.

READ MORE: More than 300,000 without power at one point due to B.C. wind storm

SEE ALSO: White Rock pier repairs could cost $16.2 million: report

RELATED: B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

Delta police, fire and engineering crews received hundreds of calls after the storm hit, though no injuries were reported locally.

High winds on Dec. 20 fell several trees in the Delta Nature Reserve, ripping up portions of the wooden boardwalks. (Denis Blair/Facebook photo)

The storm snapped numerous trees in the Delta Nature Reserve, tearing up portions of the wooden boardwalk and prompting the city to close the park on Dec. 21 while crews worked to remove the windfall and make the area safe.

Crews finished work on the inner boardwalk loop in earlier this month and the city partially re-opened the park on Jan. 10.

READ MORE: Delta Nature Reserve partially reopened after damage from windstorm

Tree removal and restoration work continued along the outer boardwalk until earlier this week, as workers had trouble accessing parts of the reserve due to wet ground and fallen trees.

— with files from Saša Lakić

SEE ALSO: Delta Nature Reserve boardwalk repairs an issue as property transfer with Metro Vancouver drags on

SEE ALSO: Threatened frog re-discovered in Delta Nature Reserve



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