Snow blankets Metro Vancouver as special weather statement continues (PHOTOS)

Dec 14 2021, 5:29 pm

Metro Vancouver residents woke up on Tuesday morning to different parts of the region blanketed in snow.

A special weather statement was issued by Environment Canada on Monday and still remains in effect, forecasting up to 5 cm of snow across 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

Snow is expected to continue through Tuesday morning and has already posed some challenges for drivers during their morning commute.

According to DriveBC, the northbound right lane on the Alex Fraser Bridge is closed for snow removal, with a southbound lane closure to follow.

A number of TransLink detours are also in effect due to road conditions.

Here’s what different parts of Metro Vancouver look like so far; be sure to check DriveBC and TransLink for updates and the latest information before you go.

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