Morning Headlines – January 13th, 2020

Hanna Lalonde / January 13th, 2020

The Vancouver snow storm is causing chaos throughout the city.

(Hanna Lalonde / West Vancouver)

Vancouver snow storm causes disruptions throughout lower mainland

Snowfall around the lower mainland has complicated Vancouverites’ commutes to work and school.

West-Vancouver, Mission, Chilliwack, and Fraser-Cascades are amongst the school districts closed due to inclement weather. Snow is expected to fall heavily again on Wednesday and continuing into the weekend. If you choose to drive, make sure your vehicle is outfitted with snow tires and dress warmly.

Weekend ferry cancellations cause serious delays

The BC Ferries saw delays throughout the weekend due to inclement weather.

Although the vessels are sailing today, BC Ferries has now issued a travel advisory for Tsawwassen Terminal. Due to a head-on collision, there is a road closure outside of Tsawwassen Terminal. The Spirit of Victoria is set to be off-loaded once the accident has been cleared. For more details, you can visit bcferries.com.

The BC Ferries fleet saw major delays throughout the weekend.

(BC Ferries / Twitter)

The road to and from Mount Seymour was closed into the early hours of the morning.

(@Min_Reyes / Twitter)

Stranded: Road closures left up to 80 people stuck at Mount Seymour overnight

Skiers and boarders found themselves stranded on Mount Seymour after a car crash closed the only available road down from the mountain.

Mount Seymour is located in North Vancouver, only 30 minutes from downtown. Multiple vehicles and a firetruck were stuck in a ditch on the road leading to the hill. Drivers were finally able to make their way down after midnight and into the early hours of the morning. This morning, the Brockton Chair at Mount Seymour is closed, but the rest of the lifts are open. The base of the hill is currently 215cm.