UPDATED: Schools now closed; roads hard to navigate in Mission

The overnight snowfall has wreaked havoc on Monday morning's commute

This BC Transit bus needed some rescuing Monday morning on Welton Street

Mission public schools are now closed.

After briefly being open this morning, a 10:15 a.m. update on the school district’s website said “current and predicted weather conditions for the rest of today have necessitated” shuttering its facilities.

Families and emergency contacts will be notified by their child’s school to ensure elementary-aged children are received safely. Secondary students will be permitted to call home to make arrangements as required.

Buses will be running once plans for getting them home are established.

A Transit bus was stuck on Welton Street just north of the First Avenue post office, and several vehicles were having difficulty navigating the snow-covered roads.

According to Central Fraser Valley’s website, buses will not be travelling north of the West Coast Express Station on North Railway Avenue. Route 31 north and south are running normal, while routes 32, 33 and 34 are not running.

Further snowfall is expected throughout the week.

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