Snowfall hits some areas of Lower Mainland, but Abbotsford waits

Parts of Burnaby, Vancouver and Coquitlam already experiencing first blast of the season

  • Dec. 5, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Some areas of Burnaby have experienced heavy snow this morning

Some periods of the Lower Mainland received a heavy dumping of snow this morning, but Abbotsford’s winter conditions were slower in coming.

The snowfall hit hard in areas of Burnaby, resulting in the closure today of Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the suspension of some buses on Burnaby Mountain.

Classes could resume later at SFU’s Burnaby campus, depending on road conditions.

Some private schools in Vancouver, Burnaby and Coquitlam were also closed, although all public schools remained open.

Meanwhile, Abbotsford same periods of snow mixed with rain this morning.

There is a 60 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries this afternoon, with as much as five cm of snow expected.

There is a 30 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries this evening, according to Environment Canada.

Tomorrow is expected to be sunny with a high of two degrees.


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