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YVR has already cancelled dozens of flights because of today’s snowfall

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 12, 2019 8:09 am

Nearly two dozen flights leaving Vancouver International Airport Tuesday morning have been delayed or cancelled because of snow.

Destinations of the cancelled flights include short-haul hopper journeys to BC destinations like Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Campbell River and Penticton.

Longer flights to destinations including Toronto, Calgary, Fort St John, Calgary and Portland were also called off.

YVR departure board on Feb 12, 2019

The airport is advising people to check their flight status before leaving for the airport.

The cancellations come as YVR warned passengers to arrive early for their flight as airport officials say they are experiencing some staffing shortages due to the road conditions.

It is essentially a snow day for most of the region, with up to 25 cm of snow expected fall in Metro Vancouver.

All Vancouver public schools are closed, as well as many post-secondary institutions, including UBC, SFU and BCIT.

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