Snow brings major delays to Metro Vancouver transit (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Dec 20 2022, 5:01 pm

Delays and cancellations punctuated chaos for Metro Vancouver transit users this morning.

The snow fell in droves over Metro Vancouver overnight, and residents had a cold and rude awakening on the roads and transit.

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada predicted 10 to 20 cm of snow for Metro Vancouver, and it seems that its prediction has panned out.

Buses were stranded, routes have been cancelled, and trains have been stuck in place for upwards of 10-15 minutes at a time.

The bad news is there could be more on the way.

TransLink’s morning alerts should give transit users pause when deciding on whether to take a bus today.

The situation on SkyTrain hasn’t been much better, with trains experiencing severe delays.

Meanwhile, the road situation is also a mess, with warnings on nearly every highway.

The last time this happened, BC’s ministry of transportation suggested that people leaving work early to avoid the rush may have caused unexpected congestion. Unfortunately, if that was the case, BC and its contracted plowers, Mainroad Group, didn’t do much to mitigate the damage this time.

After the last storm, Daily Hive spoke to the head of Unifor Local 111, who placed blame on the ministry, suggesting there wasn’t enough done to prep the roads.

There’s more snow in the forecast, so there could be more chaos on the way.

Did you experience transit chaos in Metro Vancouver today? Let us know how it went in the comments.

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