Both BC Transit and BC Ferries have cancelled morning service in anticipation of a forecasted winter storm.

BC Ferries has cancelled service on all major routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, including the first four sailings on either side of the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, due to the potential of roads and terminals being impacted by the storm.

The company said they would be contacting anyone with reservations on those sailings to let them know if a later sailing has space for them, or if they’ll have to cancel their booking entirely.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is of primary importance to us. We apologize for any inconvenience as a result of these cancellations,” said BC Ferries.

Passengers are urged to check BC Ferries website or Twitter page for the latest sailing information.

Meanwhile, BC Transit also took proactive measures by cancelling all services until at least 1:30 p.m Friday, December 23rd, when they can safely re-evaluate road conditions.

Environment Canada anticipates hazardous winter conditions continuing throughout Friday, including heavy snow, freezing rain, and arctic temperatures—they are strongly urging people to refrain from driving in the current road conditions.


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