Winter took a hit on parts of B.C. with another shot of snow targeting communities across the Lower Mainland on Thursday.

Environment Canada reporting accumulation amounts of 25 centimetres in some areas as huge snowflakes fell across communities this morning.

Pockets of snowfall were reported across Delta, Surrey, Langley, New Westminster, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley.

SFU was forced to cancel morning classes as conditions worsened on Burnaby Mountain.

Several transit routes were also affected, leaving commuters stranded as they waited for conditions to improve.

Sudden bursts of heavy flurries targeted communities like North Vancouver where three centimetres of snow fell in less than 20 minutes.

As temperatures remain below normal across Vancouver Island, some communities are still dealing with wintry conditions.

In Victoria, light snow could be seen falling on the Malahat as drivers made their morning commute.

At higher elevations, snow from February’s snowstorms has accumulated in places like Saanich where freezing temperatures mean the snow has yet to melt.

“We love the snow,” said Eliza Brown who was out enjoying a walk at Mount Doug. “It’s nice when there are actual seasons other than just rain. We get kind of used to all the rain.”

Alex Wilson says he has been waiting for the snow to melt on mountain bike trails.

“We’re kind of waiting for the trails to clear up because you don’t want to ride the trails when they’re all wet,” Wilson explained. “But right now it looks like it will be awhile still.”

Despite the cold conditions, many were out enjoying fleeting breaks of sunshine as spring draws closer.

 

Ceilidh Millar