VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Metro Vancouver is bracing for the first significant snowfall of the season.
With flakes forecast for overnight, the potential for a messy Friday morning commute has prompted a number of advisories.
TransLink has activated its snow plan, which includes spreading anti-icing solution on trolley wires and calling in extra staff. Riders are being urged to allow extra travel-time.
We are activating the winter plan to prepare for the potential snow in the early morning hours tomorrow❄️. Check out the details: https://t.co/7l6ezZWPGs
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) January 9, 2020
BC Ferries is warning travellers to prepare for cancellations.
There’s a high probability that the windstorm predicted by @ECCCWeatherBC to hit the coast on Friday will impact service from morning through early afternoon. As a result, some sailings may be cancelled for safety reasons. View travel advisory: https://t.co/4DkE13LNrU ^js
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) January 10, 2020
Lower Mainland colleges and universities are telling students to check for class cancellations.
With snow in the forecast our teams are monitoring the weather and will post any updates to our campus status page: https://t.co/g6osxNJ1Kb. Be sure to check the page for the most up-to-date info. Updates will be posted by 6am.
— KwantlenU (@KwantlenU) January 10, 2020
— Simon Fraser University (@SFU) January 9, 2020
Looks like we're in for a chilly weekend! Reminder, for weather updates and news on campus closures due to snow, please visit our website or follow us on social media: https://t.co/UhlREmQWJe pic.twitter.com/mmuCNTqQ0l
— Langara College (@langaracollege) January 10, 2020
Winter is coming! As the weather gets colder and more unpredictable, be sure to check https://t.co/g6PioQfLpf or our social media channels each morning and afternoon for the latest updates on campus conditions. #BCwinter #weatherupdate pic.twitter.com/hx6AHX7Pf3
— British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) (@bcit) January 9, 2020