Snow closed down Nanaimo's Airport Sunday

Snow closed down Nanaimo’s Airport Sunday

Sunday’s predicted snowfall amounts have increased to 19 centimetres for parts of Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada says bands of heavy snow accompanying the low have produced widespread accumulations of 12 to 19 centimetres over southeastern Vancouver Island.

An additional two to four centimetres is expected for Vancouver, Victoria and Inland Vancouver Island.

The Malahat Highway, the Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island from Duncan to Nanaimo and the Lake Cowichan area could see an additional 5 to 10 centemetres.

Officials across the Island are asking drivers to avoid all non-essential travel.

Originally snowfall amounts of five to ten centemetres were perdicted.

Updates on the Malahat closure can be found here.

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