Up to 10 cm of snow now expected to blanket Metro Vancouver

Feb 11 2019, 5:46 am

Snow is finally flying in Metro Vancouver but the question is — how long will it stick around?

Well, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning in effect for the following areas:

  • City of Vancouver – including Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver

The weekend snowfall comes as the result of a low-pressure system that’s developing over the province.

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Vancouver Island, specifically Lake Cowichan, is expected to receive the most snowfall over the next 24 hours.

Affected areas of Metro Vancouver will receive anywhere between 5 to 10 cm of snowfall through the evening.

The weather agency reminds drivers to adjust their driving to the changing road conditions.

Should visibility be reduced, be sure to slow down, watch for tail lights ahead, and be prepared to stop.

Update: Environment Canada has updated its snowfall warning noting that up to 7 cm of accumulation has hit the Lower Mainland so far.

An additional 5 cm is expected for parts of southern Metro Vancouver over the course of this evening.

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