A picture Friday morning of Tzouhalem Road in the Cowichan Valley, one of many in the region with accumulations of snow. Photo courtesy Twitter/@TranBCVanIsle.

A picture Friday morning of Tzouhalem Road in the Cowichan Valley, one of many in the region with accumulations of snow. Photo courtesy Twitter/@TranBCVanIsle.

As the snow falls on Vancouver Island, officials are advising drivers of slushy conditions on highways and roads.

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.

The Malahat Highway, from Goldstream to Mill Bay, is under a snow warning from Environment Canada with as much as 10 centimetres forecast to fall by Saturday morning.

Environment Canada says areas away from the water and over higher terrain, including Shawnigan Lake and Cowichan Lake, will see the highest accumulations of snow.

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.

Heavy snowfall has been seen in Central Saanich and North Saanich, along with Sidney.

Photo courtesy Roger Piper in North Saanich.

Photo courtesy Roger Piper in North Saanich.

CHEK