British Columbia

Snow brings school closures, transit delays across Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Snow Monday has the morning commute off to a slippery start in the greater Vancouver area, with many school districts cancelling classes altogether.

Schools closed in Surrey and other districts around region, including some schools on Vancouver Island

Snow made for a messy Monday morning commute, as well as the closure of many schools across southwestern B.C. (Christer Waara/CBC)

Snow is coming down on the South Coast, and the Monday morning commute is off to a slippery start.

Many schools in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island have cancelled classes.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the South Coast, calling for between 10 and 15 fresh centimetres of snow by Tuesday morning, though it expects significant regional variation.

A number of bus routes have been detoured and there are delays due to the road conditions. Articulated buses are running to accommodate rush hour traffic.

TransLink says the SkyTrain system is operating normally after some minor earlier delays. Train 1 of the West Coast Express was delayed by about 25 minutes, and Train 2 by about 10 minutes.

Some parts of the region, including the Fraser Valley, have seen as much as 60 centimetres of snow since Friday.

List of school closures

A number of schools on both the mainland and Vancouver Island have announced closures.

Surrey, Chilliwack, Langley, Abbotsford, Hope, Mission, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Cowichan Valley districts have all cancelled Monday classes.

The University of the Fraser Valley also cancelled all classes for Monday. UBC and SFU remain open.

Other schools closed Monday include:

  • Vancouver Christian School
  • Langley Montessori School
  • Burnaby Montessori School
  • Fraser Valley Elementary
  • Blessed Sacrament Elementary (Vancouver)
  • Corpus Christi Elementary (Vancouver)
  • Fraser Academy (Vancouver)
  • St. Francis Xavier Elementary (Vancouver)
  • Carver Christian High School (Burnaby)
  • John Knox Christian School (Burnaby)
  • St. Michael's Elementary (Burnaby)
  • St. Thomas Moore Collegiate (Burnaby)
  • Regent Christian Academy (Surrey)
  • Star of the Sea Elementary (Surrey)
  • Immaculate Conception (Delta)
  • Queen of All Saints Elementary (Coquitlam)
  • Our Lady of Assumption (Port Coquitlam)
  • The King's School (Langley)
  • James Cameron Elementary (Maple Ridge)