More snow on the way for Metro Vancouver

Josh Kilner / February 11, 2019

The inclement weather caused major delays for the much of the City’s transit systems.

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The Government of Canada weather agency has issued snowfall warnings for many parts of the province, including much of Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver.

The warnings come a day after fresh powder and strong winds created chaos for travelers in Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

The inclement weather left the roads slick, and caused major delays to the City’s transit systems.

“Our service is only as good as the roads that they’re on. We work with our municipal partners to make sure the priority routes are plowed and cleaned, but when the roads get slippery for other drivers they are even more slippery for our busses.” –  Jill Drews, TransLink Spokesperson

Freezing temperatures overnight held the weekend’s drifts in place and left many roads packed with a slick, compact layer of snow.

A number of trains along the Expo and Millennium Lines were being operated manually during this morning’s rush hour.

The snowfall also resulted in a number of BC Ferries cancellations for routes from Vancouver to Vancouver Island.

Snowfall warnings have been issued for many parts of the province.

(Goverment of Canada)

Snowfall warnings are in effect for the following parts of Metro Vancouver:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

Environment Canada is forecasting another 10 to 15 centimetres of fresh powder, beginning later this afternoon and continuing through into Tuesday morning.

Many school districts and universities cancelled classes for the day, including Trinity Western University & the University of the Fraser Valley.

It was business as usual, however, for students at BCIT. Though some made it to the campus with relative ease, others weren’t so lucky.