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Tuesday’s snowfall and severe winds have affected commuters all across Greater Victoria. 

BC Transit has had several routes change or be cancelled as the day progressed and snow turned into rain. Now wind, rain and low temperatures throughout the evening and overnight are the variables that commuters need to be wary of. 

At the peak of Tuesday’s storm, 13 routes were cancelled or not servicing certain areas on their regular routes. As the day progresses that number has shrunk to nine at the time of this publication and it’s expected to continue to decrease.

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“We’re actually seeing the number of detours drop as the day goes on, and that number should continue to decrease,” said Jamie Weiss, Media Relations Officer for BC Transit. 

“The forecast is calling for rain tonight, so it’s hard to predict how we’ll start the day tomorrow. Totally depends on the freeze that might happen overnight.”

“We’ll have our Transit Supervisors out checking conditions first thing tomorrow so we can make some decisions as early as possible.”

In addition to BC Transit being affected by the severe weather, BC Ferries has had to cancel the remainder of their Tuesday sailings, some flights between Vancouver and Victoria have been cancelled, there have been numerous collisions throughout Greater Victoria and a wind warning is in effect until further notice. 


BC Transit commuters can find recent updates from BC Transit on their website, the Transit app, NextRide live bus maps or they can receive route specific notifications via email

“Our team will be working hard to get customers to their destination safely and we ask people to please leave more time for their journey,” said Weiss in a media release.


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