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B.C. Storm: Snowfall hits Metro Vancouver, prompts road delays


Snowfall hit the Metro Vancouver region quickly and swiftly on Sunday afternoon, with up to 10 centimetres expected.


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It took a few months but it seems winter finally decided to visit the west coast.

Snowfall hit the Metro Vancouver region quickly and swiftly on Sunday afternoon, with up to 10 centimetres expected. The southeastern region of the Sunshine Coast, Greater Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands and Eastern and Inland Vancouver Island were also told to expect similar amounts of snowfall into Sunday evening.

“The heaviest snow for East Vancouver Island is expected on the Malahat Highway while the heaviest snow for Inland Vancouver Island is expected in the Lake Cowichan area where 10 to 15 centimetres of snow will fall through Monday morning,” read the snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada.

In Metro Vancouver, road warnings from local police agencies were plentiful, with snow blanketing all major routes and bridges connecting the region.

TransLink’s Expo Line was delayed around 3 p.m. due to a track issue but service resumed shortly.

TransLink spokeswoman Aliya Mohamed said some buses were seeing delays due to snow but that those routes were being monitored. Bus loops and SkyTrain stations were also being salted and sanded.

More to come.




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