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SFU cancels morning classes at Burnaby campus, as wintry weather means some tough road conditions

Last Updated Mar 7, 2019 at 11:57 am PDT

Snow in Burnaby on March 7, 2019. (Courtesy: Twitter/@LarryW57)

SFU cancels morning classes due to road conditions

METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The burst of wintry weather has been causing some issues on the roads in parts of Metro Vancouver.

Snow in Burnaby on March 7, 2019. (Courtesy: Twitter/@tinkan)

SFU has had to cancel morning classes at its Burnaby campus because of nasty road conditions. Buses weren’t able to get up Burnaby Mountain.

Afternoon classes will go ahead, as scheduled.

While SFU says the snow on Burnaby Mountain was “unforecasted,” TransLink says it was ready.

Jill Drews, who speaks for the transit authority, says the decision was made last night to put the winter snow plan in place.

“Calling in extra SkyTrain attendants, making sure that transit supervisors are aware, making sure that bus loops are salted and sanded,” she listed as measures taken.

Many students were still delayed, as the 145 bus route was temporarily out of service because of a road closure.

The roads haven’t been much better in the Tri-Cities.

“The Heritage Woods area, there’s a 10-car pile-up with a bus involved, including a salt truck. It’s just a gong show,” said Marcel, who called NEWS 1130 from Port Moody Thursday morning.

People have also been struggling to get around in some places of New Westminster.

There were reports of heavy hail in South Vancouver, too.

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