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11 Feb 2019 | 06:57 PM UTC

Canada: Winter storm brings snowfall to western British Columbia Feb. 11-12

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Winter storm to bring heavy snowfall to south coast of British Columbia February 11-12; transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/13/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Vancouver). COUNTRY/REGION British Columbia


Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for snowfall in western British Columbia, including Vancouver, for Monday, February 11. The winter storm system is forecast to bring snowfall totals of 10-15 cm (4-6 in) through Tuesday evening (local time), February 12, to Vancouver Island and surrounding areas, while wind chill values are expected to drop to -20°C (-4°F) in Whistler and Howe Sound.

Significant transportation disruptions, including numerous road and highway closures and flight delays and cancelations, are to be expected in affected areas over the coming hours and days. Infrastructure failures, including power outages and pipe bursts, are also possible.


Individuals in affected regions of Canada are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions (e.g. flight delays and cancelations, icy roads, limited visibility), refrain from unnecessary travel, and travel with sufficient food, water, and warm clothing when driving in case of unforeseen delays.


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