It was a chaotic morning, with SkyTrain passengers bearing the brunt of it. The snow slowed down commute times, leaving some people stranded.
Translink CEO Kevin Desmond says transit should be “almost” back to normal by the end of the afternoon after a blast of snow left the roads an icy mess.
Speaking on the CKNW Steele & Drex show, Desmond admitted it was a “tough morning” for commuters.
“We had a lot of stuck buses and a lot of very, very severe delays. We’re getting back to normal, and operation folks have told me we should be around 90 per cent back to normal by the time the afternoon commute starts so some of your service might be a little bit delayed.”
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Desmond says the SkyTrain station at 29th Avenue should also be open by the time evening rush hour starts, after an officer-involved shooting involving a man with a machete.
“It was a tough morning for anyone who was trying to commute, there is no question about it. Our bus service is only as good as the streets they operate on. We’re getting back to normal.”
Temperatures are expected to rise during the week, no more snow is expected until the weekend.