British Columbia

SFU cancels evening classes due to the 'unpredictability of the weather'

Environment Canada says lingering showers and isolated thunderstorm activity with potential hail is possible through to Thursday evening due to an unstable air mass over the area.

Lingering showers and isolated storm activity possible through to this evening due to unstable air mass

Environment Canada has ended the snowfall warning it issued for Metro Vancouver but is still forecasting isolated storm activity in some areas due to an unstable air mass. (SimGuruFrost/Twitter)

Simon Fraser University is canceling evening classes and moving to limited operations due to the "continued unpredictability of the weather."

In a statement posted to its website, the university says the closure is effective as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, although Athletics and Recreation will remain open for all programming and building hours.

The snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver ended late Thursday morning, but Environment Canada says lingering showers and isolated thunderstorm activity with potential hail is still possible through to Thursday evening due to an unstable air mass over the area.

The region was hit by a brief storm though part of the morning.

The resulting snowfall may have been a factor in an accident that saw an overturned semi-truck close Highway 1 westbound east of the Willingdon overpass. 

The accident was cleared late Thursday afternoon.

Morning classes at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby were cancelled because of road closures brought on by dangerous road conditions on Burnaby Mountain, but the campus reopened at noon after the weather cleared.

A police car blocks access to Gaglardi Way leading to SFU Burnaby earlier this morning. The university cancelled morning classes due to poor road conditions. (Jim Mulleder/CBC)


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