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Snowfall warning issued by Meteorological Dept for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Chilcotin

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Snowfall warning issued by Meteorological Dept for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Chilcotin
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Meteorological Dept warns Snowfall for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, Chilcotin

On January 4, 2022, buses travel north on Granville Street as snow and ice create hazardous driving conditions in Vancouver. On Saturday, the region was issued a snowfall warning.

Snowfall Warning

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound, and Chilcotin regions of British Columbia, predicting that snow will fall late Saturday evening.

According to the forecast, precipitation in Metro Vancouver will begin as wet snow at higher elevations Saturday evening, before cooler temperatures set in and the amount of snowfall increases.

Wet snow is expected at sea level, but higher elevations — 100 metres above sea level — will see up to five centimetres of snow fall. Up to 10 centimetres of snow will accumulate at the highest elevations.

15 centimetres of snow are expected in Howe Sound, just north of Metro Vancouver, before wet snow begins on Sunday afternoon.

Metro Vancouver's public transportation system also announced Saturday afternoon that it was preparing for potential snowfall in the region.

TransLink says it is hiring more people and changing operations, such as replacing articulated buses with 40-foot or 12-metre buses that are better for steep and slippery areas.

If there is a lot of snow, it may run SkyTrain trains through the night to keep the tracks clear.

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"TransLink customers are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear to avoid slips and falls," the network advised in an advisory.

"To prepare for snowfall, transit riders are encouraged to allow extra travel time and use Trip Planner to plan commutes."

The snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada follows a large windstorm with gusts of up to 100 km/h that caused nearly 200,000 people to lose power overnight on Friday.

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