A special weather statement which had been in effect for Metro Vancouver for much of the afternoon is over.
However, snowfall warnings remain in areas with higher elevations such as Whistler, the Sea-to-Sky highway, and Howe Sound; a winter storm warning is also still in place for the Fraser Valley, with freezing rain or snow falling in some parts.
The forecast called for a mixed bag of rain and snow in swaths of the region.
— Matt Lee (@mattlee980) January 9, 2017
Global BC meteorologist Yvonne Schalle says depending on where you are, it could be a messy Monday morning commute.
“Keep an eye on the temperatures this evening as we get closer to the overnight. Most of the areas are seeing rain and it should stay as rain for Metro Vancouver for western sections. But, if temperatures are closer to the freezing rain which we have seen in eastern sections of the Fraser Valley. We’ll be keeping an eye out for accumulating snowfall. There’s potential for two to four centimetres.”
— Janet Brown (@JanetBrown980) January 9, 2017
City of Vancouver says they’re prepared
The City of Vancouver has tweeted today that crews are in “full force” on the roads brining the streets to get ready for the snow, or possible freezing rain.
The city has told CKNW free salt and sand deliveries are scheduled for today and tomorrow at the same 10 fire halls as last week.
Busy snow/ice fight today! 40 pieces of equipment out now including 6 for priority calls, 3 on priority hills, plus 3 hand salting crews.
— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) January 9, 2017