UPDATE: More slushy snow on way to Fraser Valley; Metro Vancouver braces for wind

Weather reports, BC Ferry cancellations, power outages, school info and more

UPDATE (2:48 p.m.):

The snowfall warning has ended for Metro Vancouver but more slush and wet snow is still in the forecast across the Fraser Valley.

In an updated weather warning Friday afternoon, Environment Canada said that an additional five centimetres of wet snow was expected to fall from Abbotsford to Hope.

Meanwhile, a wind warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver.

“Strong southerly winds near Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay have begun to ease but are expected to remain blustery through tonight,” the national weather agency said.

Winds of 90 kilometres per hour are expected near the water, including in Richmond, Delta and Tsawwassen. Winds will reach 50 kilometres per hour inland, but are expected to ease late in the afternoon.

On Friday morning, the season’s first snowfall in the region made for a slippery commute to work and school for many.

Falling ice forced the temporary closure of the Alex Fraser Bridge, while commuters reported windshield damage from driving over the Port Mann bridge.

Between five to 25 centimetres of snowfall was expected to accumulate by noon Friday at higher elevations.

“An intense Pacific frontal system is producing snow over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley this morning,” the weather agency reported at the time.

The highest accumulation was anticipated over the North Shore and the northeast region of Metro Vancouver. Higher elevations of West and North Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey and Maple Ridge were expected to receive five to 15 centimetres of snowfall. .

Environment Canada is reminding commuters to adjust their driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be reduced at time in heavy snow.

Snowfall:

BC Ferries:

A number of BC Ferries sailings were cancelled Friday morning, impacting commuters across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

For full sailing details, click here.

School information:

Despite the early-morning snowfall, no school districts announced closures Friday.

DriveBC advice:

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