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STORM CENTRE: Another blast of wintry weather hits the South Coast

Last Updated Dec 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm PDT

(Sonia Aslam, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

Up to another five to 10 centimetres was expected in some areas

Snowfall warning re-issued and cancelled less than 12 hours later by Environment Canada

METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It was a surprise snowfall for many people waking up this morning — the region was hit with yet another round of snow.

Late last night, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning that five to 10 centimetres were expected, but that alert has since been ended. NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate says the flurries will taper off quickly this morning and up next for the region is an intense deep freeze. 

DRIVE BC

The Alex Fraser Bridge has been closed in both directions due to falling snow.
There are no other major problems being reported at this time on any of the major local routes, however, you have to have winter tires to take the out of town highways including the Sea to Sky and Coquihalla

TRANSIT
Passengers are being warned to dress warm and to expect widespread delays on bus routes as well as at SkyTrain stations across the grid

SCHOOL CLOSURES

All public schools in Chilliwack

MTI Community College in Chilliwack

Mediated Learning Academy in Coquitlam

Children of Integrity Montessori Academy in Coquitlam

St. James and St Ann’s School in Abbotsford

St John Brebeuf School in Abbotsford

Fraser Valley Adventist Academy in Aldergrove

The King’s School in Langley

Immaculate Conception School in Delta

Iqra Islamic School in Surrey

Regent Christian in Academy in Surrey

St. Bernadette School in Surrey

Bibleway Christian Academy in Surrey

Gad School in Surrey

Star of the Sea Elementary School in South Surrey

St. Matthew’s Elementary and Preschool in Surrey

Sikh Academy — both campuses in Newton and Fleetwood in Surrey

Cornerstone Montessori in Surrey

White Rock Christian Academy

Boundary Bay Montessori School in Ladner

Classes in School District #43 will begin at 10 a.m.

Bus service in Burnaby for students with special needs is cancelled today due to uncleared roads on side streets

All public schools in Abbotsford, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Mission, Surrey and Vancouver are open today

University of the Fraser Valley is open but exams are being written under winter conditions

 

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YVR)
There are no cancellations or delays related to the snow at this time

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