The south coast of British Columbia has seen some wild winter weather in the last few days, and it’s not over yet. Another storm is expected to hit the region overnight bringing high winds and more snow.
Environment and Climate Change Canada has posted wind and snow warnings for Metro Vancouver for the rest of the day. The snow is expected to change into scattered showers and flurries on Thursday.
— Vancouver (@ECAlertBC74) January 16, 2020
BC Ferries has cancelled all remaining sailings for Wednesday afternoon and evening due to the high wind warning.
⚠️ #TravelAdvisory ⚠️ #BCFHeadsUp #BCStorm #BCFerries
Today, sailings on the south coast after 3:00pm will be cancelled due to the 70 – 90 km/h winds predicted by @ECCCWeatherBC. For info on specific sailings, check our travel advisory here: https://t.co/FpFyrK8w06 ^js
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) January 15, 2020
Crews are out on local roads and highways clearing out accumulated snow and are asking for drivers to be careful and patient as they work to keep routes clear. Drivers are also asked to clean slow from their vehicles (not just the front windshield) and use proper tires or chains.
— DriveBC LM (@DriveBC_LM) January 15, 2020
TransLink is advising commuters to prepare for delays as SkyTrain and bus service are heavily impacted by the weather.
Anticipate delays to Bus and SkyTrain throughout the afternoon and evening due to inclement weather. Please allow extra travel time and bundle up! If travel is not essential, please stay home.
View all alerts to see the impacts to your route. https://t.co/8mM2JFOsQC ^pj
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) January 16, 2020