UPDATE: As of 2 pm, Kwantlen Polytechnic University announced all of its campuses will be closed this afternoon.
Weather Update: February 4, 2PM: ALL KPU CAMPUSES CLOSED – All KPU campuses are closed due to severe weather, poor travel conditions, and Environment Canada snowfall warnings. We will continue to monitor weather across all our campuses, check https://t.co/g6osxNJ1Kb for updates.
— KwantlenU (@KwantlenU) February 4, 2020
Langara College is the latest post-secondary school to announce a campus closure due to the snowy conditions.
This comes after SFU and BCIT both cancelled their classes earlier today.
“Due to the current weather conditions and anticipated snow accumulations, all classes at all Langara campuses (including Continuing Studies) are cancelled as of 2:30 pm today,” said Langara in a statement.
Snow closure update: campus is closed as of 2:30pm today. All afternoon and evening classes, including Continuing Studies, are cancelled. https://t.co/M9KG6rZXmJ
— Langara College (@langaracollege) February 4, 2020
As for UBC, all afternoon classes are currently proceeding as usual, and an evening class update will be provided at 2:30 pm.
Afternoon classes at #UBC Vancouver are proceeding as normal. Evening class update at 2:30 p.m. More info: https://t.co/jv3hmavN3n pic.twitter.com/A5MoyOh1cP
— University of British Columbia (@UBC) February 4, 2020
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver, as up to 20 cm of snowfall is expected in the region.
A bulletin was issued by the agency and is in effect for the following areas:
- Metro Vancouver – central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
Northern and inland sections of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are expected to receive the most snow. Southwestern parts of Metro Vancouver will likely transition to rain in the early afternoon or evening.
Drivers are reminded to adjust to the changing road conditions and allow extra time going to and from their destination.