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Bus, SkyTrain delays still possible in Metro Vancouver: TransLink
VANCOUVER -- For many transit users, Thursday's commute was relatively easier than Wednesday's as weather conditions improved for some parts of Metro Vancouver.
Even so, TransLink issued another travel advisory in the morning, warning commuters to expect some delays.
"We expect transit services will be operating today, however service will be slower than normal and customers should build in additional travel time," said TransLink spokesperson Ben Murphy in a news release.
In the morning, all SkyTrain lines were operational, but TransLink said they could be "slower than normal" due to the weather.
The West Coast Express was also delayed earlier in the morning and dozens of buses were cancelled. One West Coast Express run was cancelled at 4:20 p.m., but that was due to a "mechanical issue."
Murphy said crews worked to address various issues which impacted service Wednesday, when riders saw major disruptions on the three SkyTrain lines and buses stranded on hills.
Crews have worked around the clock to clear arterial roads and major bus routes, but many side streets have not been cleaned up yet.
"Given many side streets remain icy, HandyDART will remain at essential service levels only," Murphy said.
There were a handful of bus cancellations early Thursday morning and TransLink advises commuters to check alerts before heading out the door.