COMMUTER ALERT: Schools closed, slushy road conditions

Slush and freezing snow is causing significant delays for commuters across the Lower Mainland.

Due to the overnight snow fall – that’s reportedly turned to freezing rain in some cities – university campuses are closing, and commuters are dealing with inclement conditions on roads as slush piles up.

West Coast Express is seeing delays as a tree has fallen on tracks near the Port Moody station, and service has stopped until crews can remove the debris.

Translink BC has announced for those relying on the bus to get around this morning that there are several delays for most buses, and to check on its website for specific bus delays.

The Port Mann bridge is also seeing delays as crews work to remove ice off the cables. Could potentially close in coming hours.

Meanwhile, the following university campuses are closed or delaying opening:

  • University of British Columbia:Point Grey campus is closed, and exams have been cancelled until noon. Check for updates here.
  • Simon Fraser University: Burnaby and Surrey campuses are both delayed to open at noon. Next update expected at 9:30 a.m. Check for updates here.
  • University of Fraser Valley: Chilliwack and Abbotsford campus are both open. Check for updates here.
  • BCIT: Closed.

 

BC Hydro crews are dealing with about 30,000 cases of reported power outages across the Lower Mainland. Have a power outage? Check the outage map for updates.

Just Posted

UPDATED: Gunfire erupts in quiet Langley neighbourhood early this morning

Police have 79A Avenue cordoned off after reports of shots just before 5 a.m.

Cedar Street development raises concerns at council

Mission councillors raise issues with home lot sizes. traffic and other aspects of the proposal

Facebook post leads to woman’s arrest

Mission RCMP have charged a woman after she was caught rummaging through a car

Man steals police car, goes for a slow ride

Mission RCMP have arrested a man after he took a joy ride in a stolen police car

Rainfall warning issued across Lower Mainland into the weekend

50 to 70 mm of rain expected to fall starting overnight Friday and into Sunday morning

VIDEO: Mission Strong Youth Challenge

Highlights from the obstacle event on Oct. 21

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and a celebrities attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Fundraiser featured Foster, Steven Tyler, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, Laura Bretan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Most Read