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New year, new snow for the Lower Mainland

Last Updated Jan 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm PST

(Stephanie Froese, NEWS 1130 Photo)

BC Hydro working to restore power to 15,000 customers

Translink says it's ready for snow

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Lower Mainland is welcoming the new year with a fresh dump of snow.

A snowfall warning that was issued yesterday for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has been cancelled. It warned of up to five centimetres of new snow, making travel difficult in some areas.

More than 15,000 customers woke up without power this morning after the latest round of snowfall. Just under five thousand customers still don’t have power.

BC Hydro doesn’t have an estimate for many of the outages, as they are scattered throughout the Lower Mainland.

They are, however, working to address the problems.

Anne Drennan with TransLink says they are ready for any snow build-up, though “you can expect probably some delays, particularly if your route includes an incline or a hill.”

She adds, “We’re in constant contact with the city and the municipalities all throughout the system… but sometimes it’s pretty tough for them to keep up.”