(Photo from Canada Post)

Canada Post has suspended service on Vancouver Island on Thursday due to winter storm conditions.

The postal company issued a red delivery service alert for several parts of BC, including Vancouver Island.

Red alerts are issued in cases where the mail service has determined that conditions have become unsafe for delivery agents.

Canada Post said delivery will resume once conditions improve and it’s safe to do so.

“The safety of our employees is our number one priority,” the company said.

Customers are encouraged to clear snow and ice from walkways, stairs, and driveways to ensure safe access for mail carriers and other visitors.

Nearly 28 cm of snow was recorded at Victoria International Airport Thursday morning causing cancellations and delays with BC Transit and BC Ferries sailings.

According to Environment Canada, up to 2 cm of additional snow may fall this morning before turning into freezing rain.

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