It could be a slow-going process for holiday travellers planning to head out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) today.
The region’s first big snowfall of the season is wreaking havoc on flight schedules, with some being delayed, while others are being cancelled entirely.
In a statement, the airport said it has activated its snow operations and crews are busy working on deicing aircraft and clearing snow from runways, taxiways, aprons and roadways.
Still, “we are seeing delays and cancellations related to snowy weather in Vancouver and across Western Canada,” said YVR. “Passengers are advised to check with their airlines for current timelines and flight information. Passengers are also encouraged to leave extra time when traveling to the airport and to drive safely.”
For those travelling today, YVR offered the following tips:
YVR said that ongoing updates will be provided online throughout the day.