Winter storm closes schools in eastern Fraser Valley
Freezing rain and snow creating bad winter driving conditions on several routes
A winter storm pummelled the eastern Fraser Valley with rain, freezing rain and snow on Monday morning, closing schools and creating treacherous driving conditions on some routes.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt. with up to 15 centimetres expected in the Fraser Canyon, Coquihalla and Nicola regions.
Howe Sound, Whistler, the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 amd Highway 1 in the Fraser Canyon are also enduring another dump of snow, which is creating difficult driving conditions.
Meanwhile, a snowfall warning has been lifted for Metro Vancouver, where rain is drenching most regions, but another blast of sub zero weather is expected to arrive later in the week.
And on Haida Gwaii, the snowfall warning remains with about 10 centimetres expected before the current storm moves out this afternoon.
The latest winter weather has given all public school students the day off in the Chilliwack and Fraser-Cascade school districts, which include schools in the eastern Fraser Valley, Hope, Harrison Hot Springs and Boston Bar. School closures include:
- Chilliwack School District
- The Fraser-Cascade School District 87
- University of the Fraser Valley Hope Centre
- Sts'ailes Community School Agassiz
!!! January 9th update: All Schools Closed Today due to Weather.—@sd78bc