Overnight flurries have landed on parts of Vancouver Island, but for most of the southern region, conditions remain clear.
Environment Canada has issued two separate special weather statements for Greater Victoria and inland sections of the Island, warning residents in these areas to expect anywhere from two to 10 centimetres of snow and gusting winds with speeds up to 60 km/h Wednesday.
While it may seem sunny outside this morning in Greater Victoria, things aren’t looking as bright up Island where a snowfall warning has been issued, covering most of East Vancouver Island, with five to 15 centimetres expected today and tonight.
This is what we’re waking to in Nanaimo after freezing temperatures and overnight snowfall. More snow is already falling now and another 5 to 10 cm is expected today. #BCStorm @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/4PCDtlwnYA
— Skye Ryan (@SkyeRyanCHEK) February 22, 2023
Motorists are urged to drive with caution as low temperatures such as this make up the key ingredient in ice build-up on roadways, leaving streets slippery and impacting traffic.
Currently, there are no road closures to report as a result of the weather. Traffic cameras from DriveBC’s website show some snow buildup on the shoulder of the Malahat, but clear pavement throughout the Greater Victoria area.
Today’s weather follows a period of heavy winds that left thousands without power earlier this week.
Overnight temperatures are expected to drop over the course of this week, with lows reaching -5 degrees Celsius Thursday night.