Holiday travellers around the Lower Mainland of B.C. are facing heavy traffic on the main ferry routes and border crossing on Thursday afternoon.
BC Ferries was reporting a one-sailing wait for most routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland during the afternoon, which is expected to be one of the busiest of the holiday season.
Heading south at the Pacific Border Crossing there was a 60-minute wait reported at 3 p.m. PT and 30 minute delay at the Peace Arch border crossing. Heading north there was more than a one-hour wait on the U.S. side as of 2 p.m.
There were no major incidents on the province's highways reported as of 3 p.m. PT, but the Kelowna RCMP were warning about treacherous driving conditions on the Coquihalla connector.
Emergency crews had already responded to two single-vehicle crashes today, according to Const. Kris Clark. The drivers involved only sustained minor injuries, said Clark.
Most flights in and out of Vancouver International Airport appeared to be arriving and departing on time, except for some flights from Montreal and Toronto, which were delayed by a major snowstorm in eastern Canada.
Montreal officials said 43 centimetres of snow had fallen so far at Trudeau airport and it could take more than four days to remove the snow from city streets.