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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Two to Four centimeters of Snow forecasted in Vancouver Island and the South Coast on Monday

A pedestrian walking in wet snowfall in Vancouver in early February 2021

Environment Canada reported that areas around sea level could see 2 to 4 cm of snow Monday morning. Snowfall is forecasted for Vancouver Island and the South Coast on Sunday and into Monday morning.

Entire Vancouver Island is under a snowfall alert, along with the Malahat Highway from Goldstream to Mill Bay. Johnson Zhong of Environment Canada stated that “This system is moving from northern Vancouver Island to southern Vancouver Island.”  “Highways a little further inland… near Campbell River could receive up to 20 cm of snow.”

He predicts five to ten centimetres of snow near the ocean and 10 to 15 centimetres inland across much of Vancouver Island. Throughout most of Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast, a specific weather notice has also been released.

In Metro Vancouver, two to five centimetres of snow mixed with rain is forecast, but people in higher elevations, such as Coquitlam and the North Shore, might experience up to ten centimetres by Monday morning, according to Zhong.

Drivers are warned to monitor road conditions and check for news on DriveBC before heading to workplace on Monday morning, as wet snow is expected. “We’re not expecting huge buildups, but certainly enough to make travelling a little bit more difficult,” said Darren Ell, the general manager of Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting.

Crews have started spreading salt water on the roads, and ploughing will begin as the snow begins to pile on Sunday evening and Monday, he added.

Source: CBC News

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