The grand message for Greater Victoria Tuesday morning is stay home will most transportation options limited due to heavy snowfall overnight.
As of 6 a.m., BC Transit suspended all service in Greater Victoria and several agencies recommend staying home as heavy snowfall continues with amounts in the region tallying up to 20 cm overnight.
All morning ferries between Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Gulf Islands are delayed or cancelled due to weather and staffing shortages.
Current conditions across South #VanIsle.
Limited visibility, heavy snowfall, roads are snow covered. 25+cm of new snow overnight.
Alll of our #Snowfighters are out battling this storm. Non-essential travel should be avoided.@DriveBC @TranBCVanIsle #yyjtraffic#BCSnow #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/d49k0k6WTA
— Emcon Services Inc. – South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) December 20, 2022
Emcon Services, which maintains the Malahat, is asking drivers to avoid travel if possible with an advisory in effect for Highway 1 from Langford to Mill Bay.
Victoria International Airport warns travellers to expect delays and cancellations due to the winter conditions.
Passengers should check with their airline for flight information and allow extra time to get to the airport in North Saanich.
Schools are off the hook this snowfall as students are already out for the winter break.
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