Time to get out the shovels again – heavy snow is expected to fall on east Vancouver Island until late this evening.
According to Environment Canada, a snowfall warning is in effect from Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
Heavy snow started falling on Friday afternoon on eastern Vancouver Island, including in Nanaimo. Environment Canada said a weather system over the south coast resulted in moderate to heavy snow in the area.
Total amounts may exceed 10 centimetres before the snow tapers off later this evening.
Drivers are reminded to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions as rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult.
The City of Nanaimo also sent out a reminder to drivers to use caution when stopping at traffic signals and stop signs as unexpected snowfall has created winter driving conditions. City crews are out ploughing emergency routes.
— City of Nanaimo (@cityofnanaimo) December 29, 2017