Welcome to chaos.
Monday’s commute is a mess due to lingering issues from yesterday’s dump of snow – with more expected this afternoon and overnight.
TransLink has tweeted a series of warnings about delays due to snow and ice.
- There is a “slight reduction” in service on Expo and Millennium lines. Many of the trains are being driven manually and commuters should expect some delays.
- The 25UBC/Brentwood Station bus – one of Burnaby’s busiest – is experiencing delays up to 15 minutes due to icy road conditions.
- The 49UBC/Metrotown route is experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes.
- There is a shuttle train between Columbian Station and Lougheed Station. Customers will need to transfer at Columbia or Lougheed
Residents of British Columbia's south coast will have to keep their snow shovels handy after putting them to use — many for the first time this winter — over the weekend.
Just hours after Environment Canada lifted one snowfall warning for the region, a second has been issued as the weather office warns of "a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres expected."
Snow is forecast to arrive by the afternoon and continue into Tuesday morning across most of Vancouver Island including Victoria and the southern Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver.
Meanwhile the bitter cold continues across Howe Sound and Whistler as arctic outflow winds create wind chill values near minus 20.
The BC Hydro website shows more than 3,000 customers remain without power, most of them on eastern Vancouver Island, but Hydro says crews are making steady progress following weekend storms, although challenging conditions are complicating efforts.
- With files from the Canadian Press