Snow slows transit across the city but Vancouver public schools open

More snow expected to fall starting Monday afternoon

It is mostly business as usual around Vancouver as the city digs out of the first significant snowfall of the season.

As much as 10 centimeters of snow fell in Vancouver and across the South Coast Sunday afternoon and evening.

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TransLink reported issues and delays across the system Monday morning with snow and ice wreaking havoc on SkyTrain lines and the roads. Both trains and buses were running behind schedule, with long lines at bus stops and SkyTrain stations.

And while students in Surrey, Langley and Mission get to enjoy a snow day, class is in session for all Vancouver public school students.

“Maintenance and grounds staff have been busy working through the night to clear parking lots and walk areas — with priority to accessible parking areas,” Vancouver School Board posted on its website Monday morning.

However a number of Vancouver private schools are closed for the day, including Little Flower Academy and Vancouver College.

Both the University of B.C. and Simon Fraser University campuses remain open and scheduled classes are on as usual.

And the wintery weather is not over yet. Environment Canada Monday morning issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver. Between 10 and 15 centimeters of snow is expected to fall starting Monday afternoon and into Tuesday morning across the south coast with the heaviest amounts expected overnight.


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