A travel advisory issued by BC Ministry of Transportation is in place for BC Highway through to North Vancouver as snow continues to delay traffic in the region.
Travel Advisory – possible detours/closures on #BChwy1 westbound through #NorthVancouver between Mtn Hwy and Lynn Valley Rd.
Tow trucks restoring access and maintenance contractor continue treating with abrasives.
Please avoid if not using winter tires.https://t.co/39Lnpkivuu
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) December 18, 2022
West Vancouver Police is also encouraging people to stay home.
“We are experiencing an abundance of wintery weather conditions. Many main streets have been affected by this weather,” said police in a social media tweet. “Please refrain from traveling via car today and stay home if you are able to. Needing to head out? Check Drivebc.ca for road conditions.”
Meanwhile, snowfall warning remains in effect for North Shore. “An arctic front will bring snow and strong outflow winds to the region today. As the front continues to push west, the heavy snow will spread into the west Fraser Valley by very early this morning and into all Metro Vancouver regions by mid to late morning,” says Environment Canada.
Snowfall accumulations will vary with highest amounts of 10 to 15 cm expected across the Fraser Valley, and between 5 to 10 cm for Metro Vancouver locations. Strong easterly outflow winds will accompany the arctic front producing areas of reduced visibility. Very cold windchills as low as minus 10 degrees will occur by later this afternoon for Metro Vancouver regions. Wind chills will be as low as minus 15 to 20 degrees for the Fraser Valley.