BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – Simon Fraser University says it’s made the decision to cancel all classes, exams, services, and activities at all three of its campuses due to “significant snow forecasted.”
It also cites concerns about commutes and the safety of its community.
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, say they will be open per usual on Tuesday despite 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.
In anticipation of the weather, TransLink and various municipal governments have asked people to give themselves extra time getting around.