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Harsh weather closes facilities in Langley City and Township

More snow is on the way

Langley City and Township outdoor facilities were closed during the current severe winter weather.

In response to a Langley Advance Times query, the City engineering department advised washroom facilities are closed throughout City parks, but the parks can still be accessed.

“We keep our gates and parking lots open as well as the internal spaces of the parks,” the response said.

“There are no current bookings for organized sports on any playing surfaces as these would otherwise be closed for safety.”

Langley Township has closed all natural grass and synthetic turf sports fields since the afternoon of Jan. 11 due to the extreme weather that dumped snow on parts of the Lower Mainland.

“Their re-opening is subject to weather over the next few days,” the Township response said.

All-weather parks in the Township have been closed, including Aldergrove Athletic Park, Alex Hope Park, Brown Park, Noel Booth Community Park and Walnut Grove Community Park.

Township residents can view the status of fields on the Township’s website at

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Scheduled U16 girls 7s Rugby Trials schedules for Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Langley Rugby Club field at Crush Crescent were called off.

BC Rugby announced they have been postponed due to “deteriorating weather conditions and field closures.”

“Following [last] Thursday’s snowfall across the Lower Mainland, and with temperatures forecast to stay below freezing over the weekend, fields have been closed at our host venues,” the notice said.

“We appreciate this is disappointing news and apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.”

More winter weather is on the way for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver but temperatures hovering near zero will make it hard to predict which type will touch down, according to a Monday, Jan. 15 special weather statement from Environment Canada.

There could be snow, freezing rain or a mix starting with snow forecast to start overnight on Tuesday night as a Pacific low-pressure system moves in from the west.

“The moisture from this system will interact with arctic air already in place over the south coast to bring snow to most areas.”

Snow is expected overnight Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning.

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