Environment Canada has upgraded Tuesday morning’s Special Weather Statement over Metro Vancouver into a snowfall warning.
A statement was issued at 1:39 pm 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
The weather agency says that between 10 to 15 cm is expected over Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Light to mild flurries, which have already begun, will continue through the rest of the afternoon.
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Snowfall will intensify later in the evening, with the heaviest periods of accumulation being overnight and Wednesday morning as a warm front moves over the south coast of BC.
Snow is expected to ease up on late Wednesday morning.
As always, drivers are being reminded to prepare for “quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.”
“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations,” says Environment Canada. “There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.”