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)
Nanaimo Ladysmith (SD68)
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.
Commuters are facing major transit delays this morning due to the snow - @tedfieldglobal is live from Lougheed Station where there are huge lines. #BCStorm #SnowDay— Global BC (@GlobalBC) February 11, 2019
More details: https://t.co/IDuDzA87Wr pic.twitter.com/L00v93fcTV
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.
#SkyTrain There is a slight reduction in service on Expo and Millennium lines due to weather, snow & icy conditions. Many trains are being manually driven in certain areas. Commuters should expect some delays & allow additional time for their commute. ^DA— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 11, 2019
Winter weather conditions continue at YVR with more snow in the forecast. We’ve got our whole crew working hard to get people on their way. Be safe, leave plenty of time and check with your airline for flight info before heading to the airport. #snowday pic.twitter.com/DsNBl7mDQX— Vancouver Airport (@yvrairport) February 11, 2019
Thanks for your patience #SurreyBC as our crews continue to clear the steady and heavy snow. We ask that residents avoid driving in these conditions. See snow and ice priority routes at https://t.co/33dD8yhNhI pic.twitter.com/u740M63ITq— City of Surrey (@CityofSurrey) February 11, 2019
Fire Fighters are asking for your help! Please clear snow from hydrants, making it easier for us to locate and quickly connect if needed. #snowday #surrey #firefighters #helpus pic.twitter.com/TAEc85oP8Y— Surrey Fire Fighters (@Local1271) February 11, 2019