Environment Canada posts snowfall warnings for parts of B.C.’s south coast

Environment Canada posts snowfall warnings for parts of B.C.'s south coast

Environment Canada says the snow is not yet done with parts of British Columbia’s south coast.

Snowfall warnings are posted for eastern Vancouver Island north and south of Nanaimo, the Malahat Highway just north of Victoria, and the southern Gulf Islands.

The weather office says 10 to 15 centimetres could cover those areas by Tuesday morning, and much of the inner south coast could see a dusting simultaneously.

Most models call for two to three centimetres from Squamish to Chilliwack, but higher North and West Vancouver elevations could see eight to 10 centimetres.

Environment Canada says weekend snow across B.C. hit the Shuswap community of Malakwa the hardest, dumping 55 centimetres by Sunday, while Squamish, higher elevations of Metro Vancouver, and a section of Highway 1 near Revelstoke all saw between 40 and 50 centimetres of snow.

The heavy blanket brought down trees and power lines, affecting thousands of customers. Still, the BC Hydro website shows electricity is back everywhere except for a handful of homes in rural Buntzen Bay, north of Port Moody, where repairs had to be suspended late Sunday but were expected to wrap up today.


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