Some Victoria transit reinstated; weather alerts in effect

Some Victoria transit reinstated; weather alerts in effect
File photo from Dec. 23, 2022.

Snowy weather has resulted in some Victoria transit routes being cancelled, and some Island school districts cancelling or postponing class Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada has warned it is expected to continue snowing in Greater Victoria, the Malahat Highway, Duncan to Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay, and the Southern Gulf Islands until noon.

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.

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.

Saanich School District has also declared schools will be closed.

Sooke School District will open at noon, but no buses will be running.

Schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District are open, but buses are cancelled.

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.

Laura BroughamLaura Brougham

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