Road conditions deteriorating as another winter storm hits Vancouver Island



Road conditions are becoming more severe as snow piles up on Vancouver Island roads.

Greater Victoria, the Malahat highway from Goldstream to Mill Bay, west Vancouver Island, the southern Gulf Islands, inland Vanocuver Island and east Vancouver Island, from Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay are all under a snowfall warning.

Fifteen to 25 centimetres is expected between Monday afternoon and Tuesday.

Here is the list of the current travel advisories from Drive BC due to compact snow and winter driving conditions. Side roads are covered with snow and will be plowed by priority status:

– On Highway 1 between Avalon Road and Highway 1A: Mt. Sicker Road for 73.3 kilometres (Victoria to two kilometres south of Chemainus)

– On Highway 17 between Highway 1 and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for 32.4 km (Victoria to North Saanich)

– On Highway 18 at North Shore Road East (Lake Cowichan)

– On Highway 14 between Parkinson Road and Humpback Road for 81.7 km (Metchosin to 3 km east of Port Renfrew)

For a full list of road conditions and the interactive map, visit the Drive BC website.

Police are reminding drivers to stay off the road unless they need to travel or have winter tires.

The Victoria International Airport said there have been delays and cancellations due to adverse weather conditions. Flight status’s can be found on their website or by contacting the airline. At the airport, White Spot, Starbucks and Spinnakers will close at 5 p.m. due to flight cancellations and limited staff.

A number of businesses have closed early in all areas, such as the YMCA-YWCA at the Langford and View Royal locations.

Cars attempt to leave Victoria as the weather gets worse on Feb. 11, 2019.

Cars attempt to leave Victoria as the weather gets worse on Feb. 11, 2019.


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