Snowy weather has resulted in some Victoria transit routes being cancelled, and some Island school districts cancelling or postponing class Tuesday morning.
Between five to 10 centimetres of snow fell Monday and overnight, and an additional five cm is expected to fall Tuesday.
Drivers are warned to use caution and drive to the road conditions, and that visibility may be reduced due to falling snow.
Earlier in the morning, BC Transit had suspended all service, but shortly after 7 a.m., service on some routes resumed.
— BC Transit – Victoria (@victoriatransit) February 28, 2023
Transit in Duncan is also suspended with the next update expected at 9:30 a.m.
The Cowichan Valley School District has called for a snow day and schools are closed for the day.
This includes before and after school care at our sites.
— Cowichan Valley School District (@CowichanSchools) February 28, 2023
Saanich School District has also declared schools will be closed.
Tues Feb 28 – Due to unsafe road conditions throughout the peninsula, all Saanich Schools will be CLOSED this morning. Please continue to check our website for updates https://t.co/0HYVbCH6st pic.twitter.com/FSkF1eZFJo
— SD 63 Saanich (@sd63schools) February 28, 2023
Sooke School District will open at noon, but no buses will be running.
If you do not send your child to school for the afternoon, please follow your school's attendance protocol and let them know.
All SD62 parents will receive notifications shortly.
— Sooke School District (@SD62_Sooke) February 28, 2023
Schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District are open, but buses are cancelled.
Schools are open today however, buses are cancelled as it will be difficult to maneuver large transport vehicles on certain roads in areas across the entire district [Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023]. pic.twitter.com/Y5DoosMlID
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) February 28, 2023
The Qualicum School District sent an email saying schools are open and buses are running for the most part and parents will be contacted if their child’s bus route is cancelled.