Kids across the south coast are seeing a snow day Tuesday – for some a second day in a row. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Snowfall warning remains in effect for Lower Mainland

All public schools, most private schools and universities shut for the day due to storm

It’s like Christmas in February for kids across the Lower Mainland, as almost all districts closed schools for a snow day.

School districts from Chilliwack to Vancouver announced the closures on Tuesday – some for the second day in a row – as a snowfall warning remains in effect.

The only school district to remain open is the Fraser Cascades, which covers Agassiz, Harrison, Hope and Boston Bar.

As of 11 a.m., Environment Canada’s snowfall warning remains in effect, with 15 to 25 centimetres expected in total.

Periods of snow will continue in the afternoon, with up to five centimetres expected. Flurries are predicated in the evening.

TransLink is urging riders to plan ahead and be prepared for longer-than-usual waits along all major bus routes, as well as along the SkyTrain.

WATCH: Snowstorm brings chaos to Lower Mainland roads

Vancouver International Airport said passengers should check with their airline for any delays or cancellations, and arrive early.

For full details on school closures in your city, visit your Black Press Media community news site.

Snowfall alerts are also in effect for eastern Vancouver Island, the West Kootenay and the Elk Valley.

Environment Canada said a second weather pattern moving in mid-morning will spread snow to virtually the entire south coast, bringing five to 10 centimetres on the Island.

Kids from Campbell River to Victoria also got a snow day.

Fernie, near the B.C.-Alberta border, will see the brunt of the storm, with 25 to 35 centimetres.

Along Highway 3, between the Paulsom Summit to the Kootenay Pass will see up to 25 centimetres into the evening.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Controversial Langley condo developer fights extradition on U.S. fraud charge

Mark Chandler’s lawyer argued before the B.C. Court of Appeal Friday to keep him in Canada.

Snowfall warning: 5-10 cm expected in Lower Mainland

The snowfall will start Tuesday and carry on into the evening, before tapering off Wednesday

Snowfall warning issued for Surrey, Langley

Environment Canada warns to ‘be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions’

Langley playing host to B.C.’s best high school wrestlers

A pair of champion women wrestlers share stories and experience with younger generation.

VIDEO: Winterhawks end Giants winning streak at seven

Playing on home ice in Langley, Vancouver’s G-Men fell 5-3 during a Family Day game against Portland.

Mermen calendar targets ‘toxic masculinity,’ raises big money for charities

Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club gave a cheque for more than $202,000 to Violence Prevention NL

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Payless to close 248 Canadian stores, saying it’s ‘ill-equipped’ for market

The company will begin closing stores at the end of March

Make sure measles shots up to date, Public Health Agency says

Measles causes high fever, coughing, sneezing and a widespread painful rash

Super snow moon set to rise across B.C.

It is the biggest and brightest moon of the year

‘Our entire municipality is heartbroken’: Seven children die in Halifax house fire

A man and woman remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, the man with life-threatening injuries

5 to start your day

IHIT investing South Surrey homicide, B.C.’s budget set to focus on climate change, poverty and more

Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

The NDP said in its throne speech last week that affordability will be the hallmark of its initiatives

UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest

Prince George man with ties to Vernon was being sought by police

Most Read