Snow day for much of Vancouver Island as big storm hits

Snow day for much of Vancouver Island as big storm hits

Weather warnings are in effect and transit has been disrupted as a major snow storm hits Vancouver Island.

A winter storm warning is in effect from Victoria to Campbell River, with up to 20 cm of snow expected today.

That’s in addition to heavy snowfall for some areas overnight.

As of 9:30 am Saturday morning, unofficial readings in Greater Victoria ranged from 15 cm to more than 30 cm or a foot of snow.

Parts of Nanaimo and the Cowichan Valley have also seen up to a foot of snow.

Due to the adverse road conditions, all B.C. Transit service in the Cowichan Valley is suspended until further notice.


Transit service in Greater Victoria is also significantly scaled back today, due to the snow.


Police are asking people to stay home, unless they absolutely need to go out. Here’s a look at road conditions this morning on the Trans Canada Highway at McKenzie.

CHEK viewers are sending in snow pictures. You can send your snow day shots to [email protected]


Videos of snow in your areas can be emailed to [email protected] if they’re short or uploaded via this link.

If you’re sending video, please hold the phone horizontally (no vertical video) and landscape mode also works best for photos.


Snow in Campbell River




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