Heavy snowfall this morning may cause travel delays, Environment Canada warns
Snowfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver, nothing for Fraser Valley
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver saying that heavy snow during the morning hours may cause travel delays.
A total of five centimetres is expected to fall from now through this evening across Metro Vancouver, Jan. 4.
Pockets of heavy flurries will occur across the North Shore, Metro Vancouver’s northeast, Burnaby and New Westminster, reducing visibility and causing snow to quickly accumulate on roads and walkways.
They warn that this could have a significant impact on morning commuters and afternoon commuters.
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Sometimes visibility may be reduced suddenly in heavy snow. This could have a significant impact upon urban rush hour traffic. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”
The flurries began last night and will continue this morning, but it’s difficult to predict the timing, Environment Canada says, but they should diminish by early evening.
Although no snowfall warning has been issued to the Fraser Valley at 7:30 a.m. heavy snow has fallen and has accumulated onto roads.
Environment Canada’s Abbotsford weather station predicts two to four centimetres of snow will fall by noon.
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