Messy, slow commute possible Monday morning as more snow hits Vancouver Island

Messy, slow commute possible Monday morning as more snow hits Vancouver Island
Snow accumulates in Oak Bay on Jan. 12, 2020. A messy commute is expected Monday.

A messy, slippery and slow commute is possible Monday morning as snow continues to fall Sunday night.

In Victoria, two to four centimetres is expected Sunday night before flurries end near midnight. Then more flurries are expected Monday morning.

Nanaimo is also expecting to see 2-4 cm, with more snow coming Monday.

Port Alberni, Port Hardy and Campbell River may see some flurries Sunday night.

In Greater Victoria, Saanich police are reminding the public to please limit driving Sunday night due to the hazardous road conditions. Anyone who needs to be out on the roads is asked to drive carefully and leave enough space between the vehicle in front.

Both Oak Bay police and Victoria police are also warning of slick road conditions and reduced visibility.

Drive BC has various road condition warnings for across the Island, including slushy and slippery sections between West Shore Parkway and Shawnigan Lake Road on Highway 1. On Highway 4, there’s Highway 4. slushy with slippery sections between Toquart Bay Road and Highway 19A. There’s also compact ice between Sayward Road and Hamm Road on Highway 19 in the Campbell River area.

And on Mount Washington Road, there are winter driving conditions between Alpine Road and Dove Creek Road.

A full list of Drive BC road conditions can be found here. 

The high winds that led to numerous ferry cancellations Sunday have eased up, according to Environment Canada. The weather agency cancelled all weather alerts for Vancouver Island Sunday night. 

However, thousands of customers are still without power on Vancouver Island.

BC Hydro said the high winds caused a number of outages across Vancouver Island Sunday evening. Crews are working to restore power to the customers by tonight, if possible. But customers on Hornby Island will be out of power overnight. Weather dependent, crews will be arriving in the morning to be on-site at 10 a.m.


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