This is how bad Metro Vancouver roads were last night (VIDEOS)

Jan 13 2020, 9:11 am

Old Man Winter showed up in Metro Vancouver last night, and it’s fair to say that he more than made his presence known, as snow fell hard throughout the region.

After a relatively dry day, the flakes starting falling in the early evening, and got heavier as the night went on.

So heavy, in fact, that many people on the roads were seemingly caught off-guard by the sudden onslaught of snow.

And while DriveBC advised those who weren’t “fully prepared” for winter driving conditions to avoid any unnecessary travel in the region, there were still a number of incidents involving stuck cars, buses, and in at least one case, a snowplow itself.

Conditions deteriorated so much that the Lions Gate Bridge was eventually closed down, due to the snow and slick conditions.

Needless to say, it made for a long night for anyone trying to go anywhere.

And while the storm itself may have tapered off somewhat, we’re not in the clear just yet. According to Environment Canada, although a high of -4°C and sunshine is predicted for Monday, it will feel as cold as -13°C with the wind chill.

So bundle up, stay safe, and drive carefully (if you have to drive at all).