Snow forces schools to cancel across Metro Vancouver
Slippery streets and power outages -- that's what people are facing as they head back to school and work today following the latest snowfall
In Vancouver -- roads became so bad police were warning people not to go out unless they absolutely had to. Some streets -- like Granville -- were shut down completely. Transit has also been affected -- riders are being warned to expect waits at bus stops and SkyTrain stations.
School bus service is also being affected. The Vancouver school board says students who require use of the wheelchair ramp cannot be picked up -- because of snow piled on the streets.
All schools and campuses in the following areas are closed:
- Douglas College
- Maple Ridge
- Pitt Meadows
- SFU Burnaby Campus
- St. Francis de Sales Elementary and Preschool are also closed.
- Anniedale Elementary in Surrey
All Vancouver schools and school board worksites will be open today, including all public meetings, classes and programs.
Before and after-school care programs and night school courses have not been cancelled.
A SkyTrain news release states longer trains will be run with longer gaps between trains. Skytrain attendants will be on hand for safety purposes. A shuttle is currently operating between Stadium and Waterfront stations, while technicians finish repairing an electronics problem at Waterfront.
West Coast express is operating normally, as is the Albion Ferry.
HandyDart is operating at essential services only in Surrey, White Rock and Langley.