Snowstorm causes delays, closures and cancellations
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012 7:33AM PST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:55PM PST
A snowstorm in Metro Vancouver caused commuter delays, school closures and ferry cancellations Wednesday.
A snowfall warning has been issued for the region with up to 20 centimetres expected to fall in higher elevations, with smaller amounts closer to sea level.
The main Simon Fraser University campus in Burnaby has been closed because the snow, as are all campuses of Douglas College, while some elementary and high schools in the region are also closed for the day.
In addition to the snow, high winds have forced BC Ferries to cancel all sailings between the mainland and Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands until the afternoon.
TransLink says there are numerous bus delays in Surrey and Delta due to traffic volume.
HandyDART is running essential services only in New Westminster, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Richmond.
FULL LIST OF SCHOOL CLOSURES:
SFU’s Burnaby Campus
Douglas College campuses
St. John de Brebeuf
Mennonite Educational Institute schools
Cornerstone Christian School
John Knox Christian School
St. Thomas More Collegiate
Carver Christian High School
Arch Bishop Carney Secondary
The Mediated Learning Academy
The King’s School (K-12)
Credo Christian Elementary and Secondary
Fraser Valley Adventist Academy
Langley Christian School
Vancouver Christian School
BC Christian Academy
The Mediated Learning Annex
Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy
IQRA independent school
Regent Christian Academy
Holy Cross Secondary
St. Matthews Elementary
King George International College
With files from the Canadian Press