The winter weather continues to cause difficulties around Vancouver Island and although some of the snow is melting, a few school districts have announced closures for Friday, January 17.
— Dean Stoltz (@deanstoltzchek) January 17, 2020
- School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North)
- Comox Valley School District
Schools that are open
- Greater Victoria School District
- Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools
- Royal Roads University
- Camosun College
- Saanich School District
- Cowichan Valley School District (Buses are cancelled on the following roads: Somenos, Mt. Sicker, Culverton, Sylvester/Mount Baldy)
- Sooke School District (B12 in Port Renfrew cancelled)
- Campbell River School District 72
- School District No. 69 Qualicum
- North Island College
BC Transit has also announced limited service in the Cowichan Valley.
Service update: Cowichan Valley conventional service will be on winter routing today due to weather and road conditions. For more details, visit https://t.co/68rww5ORVJ or call 2507469899. pic.twitter.com/WrnTie2T9t
— BC Transit (@BCTransit) January 17, 2020
For further updates on BC Transit buses and scheduling issues you can visit their website.
Along with the snow already on the ground, Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for the inland regions and East Vancouver Island, expected to hit Friday evening.
The weather agency is estimating amounts of up to 15 cm to fall overnight and into early Saturday morning. The snow is then going to turn into rain with a possibility that the transition will include freezing rain, according to Environment Canada.
For the rest of Vancouver Island including the northern regions, the west coast and Greater Victoria, rain is anticipated beginning late Friday morning as the weather starts to warm up.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.