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Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am

Sure, the sun is out now, but that could change very drastically, as more snowfall is in the forecast, according to Environment Canada.

Yes, believe it not, the national weather agency issued another snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver, with 5 to 10 centimetres of snow expected to fall by Friday evening around Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast.

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The warning is in effect for the following areas:

    • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
    • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
    • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
    • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
    • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

“A frontal system will bring snow to the South Coast on Friday,” the agency said.

It added that snowfall is forecast to begin early on Friday morning, “intensify at times,” and could also be mixed with rain.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations and visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

If driving, prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Anyone using public transit may want to give themselves extra time as well.

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