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SNOW DAY: Schools Closed, Traffic Woes Across Metro Vancouver As Another 10-15 Cm Of Snow Expected To Hit Monday

Darpan News Desk, 11 Feb, 2019
  • SNOW DAY: Schools Closed, Traffic Woes Across Metro Vancouver  As Another 10-15 Cm Of Snow Expected To Hit Monday

Dozens of schools across the South Coast are closed Monday after a punch of snow hit the region on Sunday. Environment Canada has issued fresh snowfall warnings for much of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, with some areas expected to see another 10-15 centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning.

 
 

The following school districts are closed Monday:

 

Comox Valley (SD71)

 

Cowichan Valley (SD79)

 

Greater Victoria (SD61)

 

Gulf Islands (SD64)

 

Langley (SD35)

 

Mission (SD75)

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith (SD68)

 

Saanich (SD63)

 

Sooke (SD62)

 

Surrey (SD36)

 
 

Early this morning, Environment Canada issued another snowfall warning. Today, residents of Metro Vancouver can anticipate a "long period of snowfall", with 10 to 15 centimetres expected.

 

According to national weather forecaster snowfall warning in effect for:

 

City of Vancouver - including Burnaby and New Westminster

 

Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge

 

Metro Vancouver - southeast including Surrey and Langley

 

Metro Vancouver - southwest including Richmond and Delta

 

North Shore - including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

 
 
 

A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

 

A second low pressure centre in as many days will give more snow to the South Coast beginning this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday morning. This second disturbance will spread snow to virtually the entire South Coast with heaviest amounts falling tonight.

 

Total snowfall amounts will vary across the region with 10 to 15 cm falling in most areas with somewhat higher amounts possible on Vancouver Island.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system has been seeing slower service as ice and snow trigger intrusion alarms on the tracks. Many trains along the Expo and Millennium Lines were being driven manually during the morning rush hour.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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