After a rare snow day yesterday, Vancouver students will be heading back to class Thursday.
Vancouver School Board, as well as the University of B.C. and Simon Fraser University, all announced early this morning that classes are back in session today.
Schools are open today!!! Give yourself plenty of time on your commute. Thanks to our crews for the hard work to clear snow and ice from school grounds. pic.twitter.com/wNHvtNrADb— SD 39 Vancouver (@VSB39) January 16, 2020
SFU’s Burnaby, @sfusurrey and @SFUVan campus are open today, January 16, 2020. Follow @TransLink for transit alerts and check https://t.co/s9I0q6OhCb and the SFU road report- https://t.co/S5u98Cj8WK for the latest commuting conditions. @GlobalBC @NEWS1130 @CBCVancouver pic.twitter.com/OXQrQQuSFR— Simon Fraser University (@SFU) January 16, 2020
Significant snowfall overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday turned Vancouver into a winter wonderland – leading to school closures across the region, traffic turmoil and transit troubles, with both TransLink and the provincial government advising residents to avoid all but essential travel.
This morning, TransLink is warning customers that service might still be slower than usual.
Service may be slower than normal today due to inclement weather. Please bundle up and allow extra travel time.— TransLink BC (@TransLink) January 16, 2020
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And with some snowfall overnight and temperatures hovering around freezing, the city of Vancouver said this morning that crews are focusing on clearing major routes, and some roads with hills have been closed.
Due to the snowfall overnight and below freezing temperatures, our crews are currently focused on clearing the key routes and have closed some steep hills for the safety of residents. Our crews are working 24/7 to clear over 1,500km of main routes. #Snow #CityofVancouver pic.twitter.com/49PYO5Qezo— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) January 16, 2020