The Drive B.C. website says there are many slushy sections on Highway 19 and 19A from the north Island to south of Nanaimo, and fog is causing limited visibility on Mount Washington Road. Highway crews have been seen plowing sections of the Malahat, as snow is reportedly falling at a steady rate at the Summit.
Maintenance contractor plows doing their thing around Duncan and Mill Bay with the current snow. Be prepared for winter conditions across southern Vancouver island today pic.twitter.com/bkJLWRjeCM— Van Island District (@TranBCVanIsle) February 8, 2019
The transportation ministry’s Vancouver Island district officials say most side roads in the North Cowichan, Cobble Hill, and Duncan areas have accumulations of snow and are asking drivers to travel according to conditions and give snow plow crews space.
Snowplow Etiquette: Don’t Pass Snow Plows with Flashing Lights⚠️As Snowplows cannot practise much etiquette, it is always best to stay clear of them⚠️ Snowplows can also have a wing blade, on either side, obstructed from your view, by the snow it’s throwing⚠️#ShiftIntoWinter pic.twitter.com/giPiXvmao7 — Drive BC (@DriveBC) February 8, 2019
Most side roads in the North Cowichan, Cobble Hill, and Duncan area are currently very pretty but with small accumulations of snow (Tzouhalem Rd pictured). Please drive to conditions and remember to give space to plows removing snow or spreading material. pic.twitter.com/CiKvrKGKwL— Van Island District (@TranBCVanIsle) February 8, 2019
Heavy snowfall has been seen in Central Saanich and North Saanich, along with Sidney.
During days with snow, the district will determine if schools are open and having buses run by 6:15-6:30am. There is still no significant snow on most roads. Ladysmith residents are encouraged to drive with caution. #nanaimo #ladysmith #ycd— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) February 8, 2019