snow on january 14th
(Photo by Jay Wallace Images)

It’s a winter wonderland!

Vancouver Island experienced another winter storm Wednesday, which began in the afternoon and continued throughout the night into early Thursday morning. 

As a result, the heavy snowfall led to the suspension of Canada Post deliveries, CRD recycling services and bus routes on Thursday. 

Here’s how much snow fell around Vancouver Island: 

  • Victoria: 15-28 cm
  • Chemainus: 28 cm
  • Nanaimo: 25-27 cm
  • Duncan: 25 cm
  • North Cowichan: 24 cm
  • Saanichton: 24 cm
  • Saturna Island: 24 cm
  • Heriot Bay: 24 cm
  • Campbell River: 16-24 cm
  • Comox: 22-24 cm
  • Port Alberni: 19-22 cm
  • Powell River: 15-18 cm
  • Cochrane: 17 cm
  • Qualicum Beach: 16 cm
  • Sechelt: 7 cm

Another winter storm warning has been issued for Greater Victoria, with snow turning into freezing rain throughout Thursday.

Environment Canada reminds locals that rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some locations and can be hazardous due to reduced visibility.

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