If you’re planning on taking a bus today, be prepared to wait. That’s the message from TransLink due to heavy snow rendering a number of key routes impassable.
Spokesperson Anne Drennan says areas of North Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, and South Vancouver are all causing problems.
“So far the cities and municipalities have not been able to keep up with the snow. They clear, and within 10 to 15 minutes it’s back to where it was before they cleared. We will put buses through where we can, but we won’t put anybody at risk by putting buses on roads that are not safe.”
— Yasmin Hall (@yasnuck) December 26, 2016
She says snow is falling faster than city crews can clear it, leaving roads impassable on a number of key routes.
“We don’t want our buses, of course, to get stuck either, but most of all is passenger safety. So for now, there will be some delays and people should expect some delays, but know that as soon as the roads are passable we will get the buses through.”
On the plus side, she says so far, SkyTrain is running problem free.
A snowfall warning remains in effect with accumulations ranging from two to 20 centimetres across the region.
— Simon Little (@simonplittle) December 26, 2016