VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Depending on where you live you may not need a shovel today, but we’re not out of this latest blast of wintry weather just yet. Initially, this snow storm was supposed to last just five days, but that’s been changed.
Environment Canada has upgraded a winter storm watch for the Lower Mainland to a warning.
Hazardous conditions are expected, with the agency warning of rapidly accumulating snow, slippery roads, and localized flooding.
A lull as flurries end for sun breaks today, high +2. Winter Storm Watch has been issued for widespread snowfall later Wednesday. #bcstorm
— Russ Lacate (@NEWS1130Weather) February 7, 2017
NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate says we can expect heavy snow late tomorrow and tomorrow night, becoming mixed with rain and freezing rain by dawn Thursday.
— Abbotsford Schools (@AbbotsfordSD34) February 8, 2017
*Abbotsford Aberdeen Elementary
*Abbotsford King Elementary
*Abbotsford Mt. Lehman Elementary
*Abbotsford Bradner Elementary
*Abbotsford Barrowtown Elementary
*Abbotsford Upper Sumas Elementary
*Abbotsford Matsqui Elementary
*Abbotsford Ross Elementary
*Mission School District
There are no major problems being reported at this time, however, you have to have winter tires to drive the out of town highways including the Sea to Sky and Coquihalla.
— Simon Druker (@Simon_Druker) February 7, 2017
You are being told to dress warm for the conditions and to expect delays at bus and SkyTrain stations – that includes the Evergreen, Expo, Millennium and Canada Lines.
Check out the latest list of outages here