Mission saw 10-15 cm of snow overnight. Roads are being cleared and James Street is currently closed. /City of Mission Photo

UPDATE: Mission roads being cleared after upwards of 10 cm of snow

James Street is closed between First and Second Avenue and schools are closed throughout the district

The City of Mission announced 10 trucks were working on clearing Priority 1 and 2 routes at 5:00 a.m. this morning (Nov. 30) after the overnight snowfall.

Ten to 15 cm of snow fell from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning in Mission after a special weather statement from Environment Canada was issued throughout the Fraser Valley. According to the city, James Street is closed between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Curbside collection of garbage and compost could be delayed on Wednesday and recycling will not be collected today. The city asks residents to place this week’s recycling out for collection on their next regular collection day and to place uncollected garbage and compost out for collection tomorrow morning before 8am.

All Mission public schools are closed but the University of Fraser Valley campus is open. Other cancellations include swim lessons and drop-in programs at the Mission Leisure Centre and recreation’s ‘Aqua Fit’ class.

The city is asking for patience with public works as snow clearing is prioritized and reminded residents in a news release that property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their property.

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