UPDATED: Snowy night sees crashes, long commutes and transit delays in Greater Victoria

UPDATED: Snowy night sees crashes, long commutes and transit delays in Greater Victoria

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The return of winter weather caused several crashes and long delays on highways and roads across Greater Victoria on Wednesday night.

A snowfall warning is in effect for Greater Victoria with 5 to 10 centimeters of snow expected to fall.

Photo/Mitch Lindsay

There were reports of crashes and vehicles off the road on the TCH near Thetis, Sooke Road at Kangaroo Road, Interurban at Marigold, West Saanich Road, and downtown at Quadra and Fort where an SUV and a B.C. Transit bus collided, there are no reports of any serious injuries

The conditions and crashes caused major delays for commuters.



Victoria International Airport is warning of some flight delays due to the snow.

B.C. Transit warns that some buses many be running late and others have been cancelled due to road and weather conditions.

Customers are also warned that buses will not be stopping on steep hills and they will need to walk to the nearest flat bus stop.

All handyDART service has been suspended, except in case of emergencies.

They also expect the adverse weather and road conditions to continue causing delays for the morning commute.

Routes effected as of 10:00 p.m. include

Rt-12 Not using Kenmore Hill. Detour is W/B L-Shelbourne, R-Feltham, L-Cedar Hill and Reverse E/B
R-21 Not using Viaduct
Rt-24 Not servicing Parklands Loop
Rt- 43 Cancelled
Rt- 48 Not using Stornaway/ Cairndale. Buses remain on Metchosin
Rt- 52 Bear Mountain is now being serviced. Not servicing Lagoon. Not using Stornaway/ Cairndale
Rt- 53 Cancelled
Rt- 54/55 Not servicing William Head Prison. Not using Duke Rd. Buses using Lombard to turn around
Rt- 56/57 Not servicing Gouldie/Gourman. Buses remaining on Trainor.
Rt- 59/60 Not servicing Triangle Mountain
Rt- 72 not servicing Island View and lower East Saanich Rd. Using Mt. Newton, both directions.


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