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Meteorologists say another 5 cm of snow is possible for Greater Victoria this Tuesday


Greater Victoria has been played hot and cold by ol’ Mother Nature this past weekend and the snowy taunts aren’t over just yet.

As of Tuesday morning, Environment Canada has put out another snowfall alert for the Greater Victoria region as well as eastern Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands. Further snowfall could reach up to an additional 5 cm by noon according to the national weather authority.

Environment Canada says the snowfall may contribute to poor visibility on major roadways such as the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 17.

“Snow will continue this morning as an area of low pressure tracks across the south coast,” said Environment Canada in their weather alert.

“Approximately 5 to 10 [cm] has already fallen since last night. Further snowfall amounts of up to 5 cm can be expected before the snow eases later this morning.”

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

Both the Trans Canada Highway near the Malahat and Pat Bay highways are likely to be most heavily impacted by the potential new snowfall. For commuters, a comprehensive list with images that automatically update can be found here.


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