Public transit is back to normal in Greater Victoria after some routes were altered or cancelled due to winter weather Tuesday morning.
“BC Transit has now resumed full scheduled service on all routes,” the transit corporation said in an emailed update around 9:30 a.m.
⚠️🌨️ #YYJ #RiderAlert – Due to snowfall, please leave plenty of time for your journey as we will work hard to get you to your destination.
Get #RiderAlerts at 💻 https://t.co/lLVrZGEgTA or 📞 250-382-6161. Thanks for your patience.
— BC Transit – Victoria (@victoriatransit) January 31, 2023
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Winter weather is impacting Tuesday’s transit service in Greater Victoria.
Snowfall has prompted route alterations across the region’s public transit system, including select routes not being serviced for the time being, BC Transit said in an advisory.
In a 7:30 a.m. update, the transit corporation says the following routes are impacted on Jan. 31 due to weather and road conditions:
- R-22 – Not servicing Viaduct. Layover at Camosun College
- R-32 – No Cordova Bay Hill stay on Pat bay Hwy R-Sayward
- R-35 – Cancelled
- R-32 – One direction only using Pay Bay Highway
- R-52 – Bear Mountain Buses to use roundabout on Millstream/Not servicing Lagoon staying on Metchosin
- R-59/60 – Not serving Triangle Mountain – using Sooke and Veterans Memorial
- R-56/57 – Not servicing Goldie/Gourman use Bellamy & Treanor
- R-75 – Not servicing Tanner, Benevenuto or Verdier Loop route Keating to West Saanich
- R-81 – Not servicing Benevenuto or Verdier Loop Stay on West Saanich
- R-83 – Not servicing Benevenuto stay on West Saanich/ Not servicing West Saanich between McTavish & Kleewyck detouring Mctavish R-East Saanich R-Stelly’s Cross Rd L-Wallace
“Customers are strongly encouraged to check before they travel for any impacts to their routes. Icy road conditions and snowfall may cause delays,” according to BC Transit in the advisory.
The corporation says another update should be posted by 9 a.m. here.
The service changes follow a warning from road maintenance service Emcon South Island, which urged drivers to be prepared and give themselves extra time for Tuesday morning’s commute amid snow flurries.
“Be aware, and if headed North from (the) Greater Victoria area — the Malahat and Cowichan Valley is experiencing some light accumulation,” Emcon said in a tweet around 5 a.m.
Environment Canada says the flurries, expected to total around two centimetres of snowfall, should ease late Tuesday morning before shifting to a 30 per cent chance of rain and a high of five degrees Celsius.
Light #BCSnow flurries across of the South #VanIsle area.
Be aware, and if headed North from #GreaterVictoria area – the #Malahat and #CowichanValley is experiencing some light accumulations.
Be prepared and give yourself extra time for today's commute.#yyjtraffic @DriveBC pic.twitter.com/wXeBUUccDv
— Emcon Services Inc. – South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) January 31, 2023