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Some Metro Vancouver campuses closed due to winter weather

A City of Vancouver Snow and Ice sign. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 photo)
Summary

SFU, BCIT, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Langara College have all called off classes Tuesday

UBC and Capilano, are still open despite the snowfall

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Several campuses around Metro Vancouver have decided to close their doors because of the weather.

SFU, BCIT, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Langara College have all called off classes for the rest of the day.


BCIT will provide further updates Wednesday morning, but for the time being all classes and exams are cancelled. All students and staff are asked to leave campuses.

Langara is closed as of 2:30 p.m., including all classes for the rest of the day. The college’s Studio 58 also had to cancel Tuesday night’s show, but tickets can be exchanged for another performance.


KPU closed all of its campuses as well until further notice.

SFU has been closed since early Tuesday and says it made the decision to cancel all classes, exams, services, and activities at all three of its campuses due to “significant snow forecasted.”

SFU’s buildings and campuses will remain open, the university adds. Other post-secondaries around the region, including UBC and Capilano, are still open despite the snowfall.


Flurries are expected throughout the day across the Lower Mainland. Meteorologist Russ Lacate says accumulations of between five to 20 centimetres can be expected in some parts of the Lower Mainland throughout the day. Snow will be mixed with rain later in the day, making for slushy conditions.

Make sure to also follow meteorologists Russ Lacate and Michael Kuss on Twitter for the latest on the weather conditions. Catch their reports every 10 minutes after traffic.

With files from Hana Mae Nassar