British Columbia

Schools closed in several B.C. districts, SFU open as snow falls

Several schools are closed around the province Friday morning.

Between 10 and 20 centimetres of snow is expected for the South Coast by Saturday

A surprise storm on Monday crippled the morning commute across the region. (CBC)

Snow began falling on B.C.'s South Coast early this morning.

Environment Canada is predicting up to 25 centimetres of fresh snow in higher areas by Saturday. 

Here's a list of schools affected:

School closures

Abbotsford

St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary

St. James & St. Ann's Elementary Schools

Cornerstone Christian School

Abbotsford Christian School (All campuses)

Burnaby

St. Thomas More Collegiate

John Knox Christian

Absorbent Minds Montessori Preschool

Chilliwack

St. Mary's Elementary

Cloverdale

Cloverdale Christian Elementary

Cloverdale Catholic School

​Absorbent Minds Montessori Preschool

Comox Valley

All schools. Buses not running. (District 71)

Coquitlam

Mediated Learning Academy

Traditional Learning Academy

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Elementary

Cowichan Valley

All schools. No buses running. (District 79)

Delta

Immaculate Conception

Duncan

Arcadian Early Learning

Esquimalt 

Ecole Victor Brodeur​

Islands

All schools on Saltspring, Pender, Mayne, Galiano, and Saturna Islands (District 64)

​Langford

Lighthouse Christian Academy

Langley

The King's School

Credo Christian Elementary

Langley Christian

Maple Ridge

James Cameron Elementary

Maple Ridge Christian School

Port Coquitlam

Archbishiop Carney High School

Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew Elementary. Bus from Port Renfrew not running.

Richmond

St. Joseph the Worker

Surrey

Holy Cross

William of Orange Christian

Regent Christian Academy

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Surrey Christian

Tsawwassen

Southpointe Academy​

Vancouver

Blessed Sacrement Elementary

St. Anthony Padua Elementary

St. Jude's Elementary

St. Francis Xavier Elementary

Vancouver College High School

Eaton Arrowsmith School (UBC)

Victoria

Christ Church Cathedral

Schools remaining open

Greater Victoria (District 61)

Schools open, buses not running

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows (District 42)

Public schools open

Nanaimo (District 68)

Schools open

Port Alberni (District 70)

Schools open

Qualicum (District 69)

Schools open

Sooke (District 62)

Schools open, aside from Port Renfrew Elementary. Buses running.

Universities

Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of the Fraser Valley, and University of Victoria campuses are open.

Exams at UBC's Vancouver campus are going ahead as scheduled.

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