Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more snow on the horizon…
On Tuesday morning, at 4:44 a.m., Environment Canada issued another snowfall warning for Greater Victoria which states that the region will be receiving a total of 15 to 25 cm of snow today.
This means an additional 5 to 10 cm of snow will fall through the course of the day.
This is caused by a second low pressure centre off southwest Vancouver Island in two days, which will eventually spread snow to the entire South Coast.
Most of the island remains under snowfall warning with Environment Canada calling for a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm of snow.
The snowfall is expected to ease this afternoon and early evening as the pressure centre weakens.
The following schools in Greater Victoria are closed Tuesday, February 12th due to the heavy snowfall:
- All schools in the Greater Victoria School District 61
- All schools in the Saanich School District 63
- All schools in the Sooke School District 62
- St Michaels Elementary School
- Pacific Christian School
- Port Renfrew Elementary School
- Arc Academy of Inquiry
- École Victor-Brodeur
- École Beausoleil
- University of Victoria
- Camosun College – Landsdowne and Interurban campuses
- Royal Roads University
Due to extreme weather conditions, the university will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 12. All classes are cancelled. Only services necessary for the continued operation and safety of the campus will be staffed. https://t.co/42eLnpfiEr
— UniversityOfVictoria (@uvic) February 12, 2019
BC Transit has also been affected by the heavy snowfall overnight. Here’s a list of Transit route changes and cancellations:
9:00 a.m. Update: Due to weather and road conditions all bus routes may be late in Greater Victoria. A list of cancellations and detours is available below. All other routes are on regular routing. If you have questions, please call 2503826161. #YYJTraffic pic.twitter.com/OpbWkcFNa4
— BC Transit (@BCTransit) February 12, 2019