METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The snowfall warning may have ended for B.C.’s South Coast but commuters still faced some transit delays and poor driving conditions Wednesday morning.
A mix of snow and slush covered many of the main roads making it for a messy commute. This was especially true out in the Valley where BC Transit had to suspend all bus services temporarily due to the snow, that included service in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz, and Harrison.
Multiple drivers called NEWS 1130, warning about drivers going too fast despite the icy and slushy conditions.
Meanwhile, for the third day in a row, TransLink warned riders about potential delays on SkyTrain and buses, telling commuters to give themselves extra time and to dress warmly.
Good Morning! Customer Information and Twitter Desk are now open. Snowy conditions are still persisting today so be prepared, dress warmly and give yourself extra time for your commute. #HandyDart is running essential service only today. ^kv
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 13, 2019
Jill Drews with TransLink says the earlier transit users can leave, the better. She warns about the possibility of large crowds and long wait times during Wednesday’s morning commute.
Monday morning proved brutal for many who waited for hour son platforms and Tuesday’s storm saw TransLink pull its 60-foot buses from the road and detour routes around problem areas.
Transit users should check the status of their route online before heading out, Drews adds.
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-With files from Mike Loyd