snow day

Another snow day for Abbotsford schools

Transit running on limited services and UFV closed for the morning

This week has turned into just about a full week off for Abbotsford students, who will only have attended class at public schools on Monday.

The Abbotsford School District announced Wednesday morning that schools were closed for the second day in a row due to snow conditions, while Thursday and Friday are scheduled pro-D days.

RELATED: Snow day for all Abbotsford schools on Tuesday

The University of the Fraser Valley is closing its campus for the morning, but in a news release said it expects to be opening up in time for 1 p.m. classes. An update on that is expected for 10:30 a.m. this morning.

“This morning our crews are working to clear snow from pathways, parking lots, stairs, and other areas on all campuses. Winter clothing and footwear are necessary,” the news release reads.

As well, UFV anticipates announcing its schedule for the campus shuttle bus this afternoon by 10:30 a.m.

Transit in the city, too, is only running “limited service” in Abbotsford and Mission, B.C. Transit announced on social media Wednesday morning.

That includes the HandyDART service, which is “operating for essential services only.”

Anyone with questions is asked to call 604-854-3232.

Sgt. Judy Bird, spokesperson for the Abbotsford Police Department, noted that five to six inches of snow had fallen overnight, reminding drivers to clear snow off vehicles, turn on headlights and drive with caution.

The commute into Vancouver is looking a little rough as well, with Google Maps indicating at least mild congestion most of the way to the city, with heavier congestion around Surrey. The service predicts a one hour 27 minute commute, well above the 50 minutes it would take on clear roads.

The Environment Canada weather service anticipates periods of snow today, amounting to about two centimetres, with a high of 2 C.

We’re not quite clear of the snow after that, either. Expect more snow Thursday night, though amount is not currently known.

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