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Major delays continue as SkyTrain struggles with early morning snow

Monday morning's unexpected snowfall may have subsided, but transit passengers in Vancouver are still experiencing major delays as a result.

Weather, police incident causing major backlog on Millenium and Expo lines

Weather and a police incident on Monday morning have had a domino effect on Metro Vancouver's transit system as massive crowds wait for trains and buses on crowded platforms and sloppy streets. (Mike Clarke/CBC)

Monday morning's unexpected snowfall may have subsided, but transit passengers in Vancouver are still experiencing major delays as a result.

Slippery road conditions continue to affect bus service throughout Metro Vancouver.

SkyTrain service on the Expo Line has been additionally affected by a police-involved shooting at the 29th Avenue Station, which was closed for several hours before reopening at 3 p.m. PT.

Weather-related delays are still affecting the Millennium and Expo lines.

Around 10 a.m. SkyTrain service was stopped completely for about 15 minutes while a crew cleared a tree that was leaning over the tracks.

Earlier in the morning TransLink also put attendants on all trains in order to keep them from stopping when snow falling on the tracks required the disabling of intrusion alarms, but that measure limited the number of trains on the tracks.

It's all adding up to a very slow commute for riders as massive crowds wait for trains and buses, even at midday.

Buses continue to be delayed and detoured, particularly on any routes involving articulated buses and hills.

TransLink reported delays in numerous areas of Metro Vancouver throughout the morning. It says buses are now moving on Granville and Main Streets, but 41st Avenue continues to be a problem.

More detailed information about detoured routes, including the 99 B-Line, is available on TransLink's website.

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