Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Greater Victoria.
The weather agency said up to five to 10 centimetres is expected. Two to four centimetres has already fallen across southern Vancouver Island and a further five centimetres is possible before snow eases off.
Police are responding to a number of collisions across the West Shore. Drivers have reported an accident on the Trans-Canada Highway near Thetis Lake Park. Drive BC also said at around 5:30 p.m. that the southbound lane was closed at the Malahat summit due to a collision.
— DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) February 22, 2018
Drivers are warned to use caution and expect delays during rush hour traffic. Environment Canada said travel conditions may deteriorate quickly. Highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Ironically, the City of Victoria has cancelled Wednesday night’s emergency preparedness workshop at city hall due to the snow. Harbour Air also cancelled the remainder of its flights at 3:15 p.m. due to limited visibility from the snow.
— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) February 22, 2018
Nanaimo is not under the snowfall warning but is expected to receive two to four centimetres of snow. Sun is in the forecast for Thursday and a high of 4 C is expected in Victoria. Rain is expected over the weekend.