As the snow continues to fall across Metro Vancouver, some post-secondary schools are closing for the rest of the afternoon.
Langara College’s campus on West 49th Avenue closed as of 2:30 p.m. All afternoon and evening classes are cancelled and the library, student union and cafeteria are all closed. An update about Wednesday’s classes will be posted by 6 a.m.
Snow closure update: campus is closed as of 2:30pm today. All afternoon and evening classes, including Continuing Studies, are cancelled. https://t.co/M9KG6rZXmJ— Langara College (@langaracollege) February 4, 2020
Earlier this afternoon, BCIT announced that all its campuses would be closed for the afternoon, and all classes and exams cancelled.
The school tweeted that an update regarding Wednesday’s classes would be posted by 5:30 a.m.
Weather Update: Feb 4, 12:30 pm - BCIT is CLOSED— British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) (@bcit) February 4, 2020
Due to winter conditions across the Lower Mainland, all BCIT campuses will close today at 12:30 pm. All classes and exams are cancelled for the remainder of the day.
New update by 5:30 am, Feb 5: https://t.co/XBs6SqCvoW pic.twitter.com/Fk7Ewhrtl0
Simon Fraser University cancelled classes for the day at its Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey campuses. The school said an announcement about Wednesday’s classes would be made tomorrow by 6:30 a.m.
1/2 Due to significant #snow forecasted & concerns about commuting conditions & the safety of our community, #SFU’s Burnaby, @sfusurrey & @SFUVan campuses are closed today. Buildings remain open on all SFU campuses, but classes, exams, services & campus activities are cancelled. pic.twitter.com/yx5oBRfVwX— Simon Fraser University (@SFU) February 4, 2020
All Kwantlen Polytechnic University campuses are also closed for the day.
"Facilities Services employees and Security personnel will remain on-site to assist as students and employees begin vacating the campuses," the school posted on its website. " We hope to be able to close all buildings by 3 p.m. At this time, the inter-campus shuttle will continue to operate."
University of B.C. students won’t be getting a break due to the snow. The school posted on its website that evening classes (those starting at or after 5 p.m.) and all operations at UBC Vancouver are proceeding as normal.
Metro Vancouver is under a snowfall warning with accumulations of between five and 20 centimetres of heavy, wet snow expected Wednesday afternoon and evening.