Snowfall this morning could turn to freezing rain by afternoon

Abbotsford public schools remain open but most private schools close for the day

The predicted snowfall has now hit most areas of the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

Total snowfall accumulations of between 10 and 20 centimetres are expected for today combined with strong winds this morning in the Fraser Valley.

Environment Canada is reporting a risk of freezing rain late this afternoon with the temperature steady at -2.

The snow should continue at times through the evening and into Saturday morning, although some areas could see freezing rain tonight.

Drivers are urged to use caution, particularly in areas with high winds.

“Strong easterly winds combined with the snow will cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow, especially in the Fraser Valley today,” states the snowfall warning from Environment Canada.

As of 7 a.m., all public schools in Abbotsford are open and buses are running as scheduled, but visit sd34.bc.ca for any updates.

Private schools in Abbotsford that have announced closures for today include: St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School, St. James and St. Ann’s elementary, and all campuses of Abbotsford Christian School.

University of the Fraser Valley also remains open.

So far, no major accidents have been reported in the Abbotsford area but drivers are urged to use caution due to blowing snow in some areas, particularly along Highway 1.

Watch abbynews.com for more as the day progresses.

 

Just Posted

Artists invited to submit designs to Community Banner Project

Program a partnership between The Reach and the City of Abbotsford

Free income tax program seeks volunteers in Abbotsford

Helpers needed for reception desk and to prepare returns

ABBY ELECTION HUB: Everything you need to know in one spot

Interviews, Q&As, info on how to vote, stories on the issues and candidate bios all in one place.

Police want to talk to two pedestrians who might have witnessed shooting

Nobody injured in Sept. 18 shooting on Flagman Street in Abbotsford

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

VIDEO: Applelooza 2018 at Abbotsford’s Lepp Farm Market

Fifth annual event celebrates apple harvest

Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill reminder

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Great ShakeOut

Jagmeet Singh says marijuana pardons are not enough

Trudeau government will streamline pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Most Read