Due to the overnight snow fall – that’s reportedly turned to freezing rain in some cities – university campuses are closing, and commuters are dealing with inclement conditions on roads as slush piles up.
West Coast Express is seeing delays as a tree has fallen on tracks near the Port Moody station, and service has stopped until crews can remove the debris.
Haven’t moved in an hour… Slush, ice, snow, wet snow, spin-outs, stalls…now power grid went out #fun #Vancouver
— BumpNBlue (@bumpNblue) December 19, 2016
Translink BC has announced for those relying on the bus to get around this morning that there are several delays for most buses, and to check on its website for specific bus delays.
The Port Mann bridge is also seeing delays as crews work to remove ice off the cables. Could potentially close in coming hours.
Crews will be droping collars to clear snow at #PortMannBridge. Drivers might expect delays as workers clean up after a sudden snowfall.
— Port Mann/Highway 1 (@PortMannHwy1) December 19, 2016
Meanwhile, the following university campuses are closed or delaying opening:
- University of British Columbia:Point Grey campus is closed, and exams have been cancelled until noon. Check for updates here.
- Simon Fraser University: Burnaby and Surrey campuses are both delayed to open at noon. Next update expected at 9:30 a.m. Check for updates here.
- University of Fraser Valley: Chilliwack and Abbotsford campus are both open. Check for updates here.
- BCIT: Closed.
Reminder: due to worsening road conditions, all BCIT campuses will be CLOSED today, Dec 19. https://t.co/g6PioPYa0F pic.twitter.com/3ACKd297gP
— BCIT (@bcit) December 19, 2016
BC Hydro crews are dealing with about 30,000 cases of reported power outages across the Lower Mainland. Have a power outage? Check the outage map for updates.