Update: extreme weather alert lifted by Langley shelter

Gateway of Hope offered additional sleeping mats for homeless

Update: advisory lifted Tuesday morning

An extreme weather alert has been issued for Langley in response to an Environment Canada severe wind warning.

At the Gateway of Hope shelter, extra sleeping mats will be available for homeless people starting tonight.

Cristina Schneiter issued the advisory for the shelter at 5787 Langley Bypass, is in effect until further notice.

Anyone who requires shelter assistance after 9 p.m. should call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, the advisory said.

READ MORE: Strong winds to hit B.C.’s south coast

According to Environment Canada, an intense storm front was expected Monday afternoon, leading to winds of up to 80 kilometres an hour for the western side of Vancouver Island, while the Lower Mainland and eastern side of Vancouver Island were expected to see winds of 70 kilometres an hour.

Southeastern winds were expected to increase as the front got closer and to peak by early evening.

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