LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – You’re probably sick of cold wet commutes. While the roads are mostly clean and clear there are still a few issues out there.
You might not need winter tires to get around the main routes today, as most of the snow has been cleared off of those roads. But if your route includes any significant number of side streets, be wary. All this rain has left them slippery and slushy.
There’s pooling water on some low-lying spots — Highway 99 is one area where you want to be careful about hydroplaning.
Last night's snow has changed to a more familiar winter mix of rain and sleet showers today, high plus 4. Your weekend brightens up but it doesn't necessarily warm up: Look for a few sunny breaks, especially on Sunday. Longer range outlook: Cold Snap continues next week too!
— Russ Lacate (@NEWS1130Weather) February 15, 2019
If you’re taking transit today, the walk to the bus or SkyTrain will be wet. Best opt for waterproof, grippy footwear if you have anywhere to walk this morning.
Keep in mind, the Expo and Millennium Lines are still running at reduced frequency. TransLink says they need to staff the trains to keep an eye out for problems on the tracks.
#SkyTrain Expo and Millennium Lines are running consistently, but with reduced frequency due to the need to have staff on each train to watch for weather-related problems on the tracks. Please be prepared to wait longer on the platform between trains. ^RR
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) February 15, 2019
A disappointing number of sidewalks still have days-old snow still built up.
At Hastings and Holdom in Burnaby, for example, some sidewalks looks completely impassable early Friday morning.
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If you haven’t shovelled yet, think of your neighbours and jump on it. If your sidewalk isn’t cleared, you risk being fined by a by-law officer.
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