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.
Weather Update: Feb 4, 12:30 pm – BCIT is CLOSED
Due to winter conditions across the Lower Mainland, all BCIT campuses will close today at 12:30 pm. All classes and exams are cancelled for the remainder of the day.
— British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) (@bcit) February 4, 2020
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.
Snow closure update: campus is closed as of 2:30pm today. All afternoon and evening classes, including Continuing Studies, are cancelled. https://t.co/M9KG6rZXmJ
— Langara College (@langaracollege) February 4, 2020
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.”
1/2 Due to significant #snow forecasted & concerns about commuting conditions & the safety of our community, #SFU’s Burnaby, @sfusurrey & @SFUVan campuses are closed today. Buildings remain open on all SFU campuses, but classes, exams, services & campus activities are cancelled. pic.twitter.com/yx5oBRfVwX
— Simon Fraser University (@SFU) February 4, 2020
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.
— University of British Columbia (@UBC) February 4, 2020
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.
With files from Hana Mae Nassar