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STORM CENTRE: Winter storm warning in effect for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley

Last Updated Feb 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm PDT

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Summary

This latest series of storms being extended for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

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.

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.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

*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

DRIVE BC
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.

TRANSIT
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.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YVR)
Check your flight status before heading to the terminal here

POWER OUTAGES
Check out the latest list of outages here

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