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Snowfall warning in effect as Metro Vancouver is covered in snow

Last Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 12:06 am PST

Kitsilano Beach during the snowfall Sunday afternoon. (Source: steenerthemalo, Reddit) (Source: steenerthemalo, Reddit)
Summary

Parts of Vancouver will see 3-10 centimetres of snow

Snow is expected to start easing off a bit tonight, but there's a risk of icy roads Monday

Note school closures for Monday:

St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary School in Vancouver

Both campuses of Hope Lutheran Christian School – in Port Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows 

Delta Christian School 

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Snow is blanketing much of Metro Vancouver, and even more is on the way.

Environment Canada has put out a snowfall warning for the region: 5 to 10 cm is expected today. It’s also warning drivers to be careful on the roads as conditions can change quickly, and visibility may be poor.

NEWS 1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate says the winds that led to power outages on Saturday supplied a lot of dry air to the region, making it so we didn’t see even a flake of snow. But now that’s changed as the Arctic air locks in place.

“We’re getting accumulating snow throughout this evening. It will taper off close to midnight. There could be several centimeters on the ground in many of the neighbourhoods around Metro Vancouver,” he says.

He says the snow will start clearing a bit tonight.

“There’s a risk of icy roads in your Monday morning forecast, and we’re watching the horizon for more snow Monday night and Tuesday morning,” he says.

 

Meanwhile, BC Hydro crews are still  out trying to restore power to more than 11,000 customers thanks to Friday’s windstorm.

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Here’s what people are seeing all over the Vancouver area