Heavy snow hit Abbotsford overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day.

Up to 20 more centimetres of snow expected in Abbotsford

Environment Canada's snowfall warning continues throughout Saturday

Another 10 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected today (Saturday) in Abbotsford, according to Environment Canada.

Snow will be heavy at times, changing to periods of lighter snow near noon, and there will be windy periods.

Environment Canada indicated that 20 centimetres had already been recorded at Abbotsford Airport, as of 4 a.m. Saturday.

Snow accumulation overnight is expected to be around five centimetres.

The conditions made driving hazardous on Friday night and Saturday morning, with numerous collisions and stuck vehicles throughout the community.

A portion of Fraser Highway, between Mt. Lehman and Ross Road, was closed last night after a westbound semi truck got stuck on the hill.

No major accidents had been reported in Abbotsford as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, but drivers who had ventured out indicated that the road conditions were treacherous.

“I just came back from (the grocery store) and unless you have excellent tires and good driving skills, just don’t … If you don’t need 100 per cent to leave, don’t,” wrote one person on social media.

Wrote another: “Roads are messy. Need low gears, good tires and lots of luck to get up Old Yale hill past the food bank.”

Many people were reporting that they couldn’t get to work this morning or that their workplaces had been closed for the day.

University of the Fraser Valley cancelled all classes today, although the Abbotsford campus gym will be accessible by noon. Updates will be posted at UFV.ca.

Here’s a summary of the forecast for the next few days, according to Environment Canada:

• Today: Snow at times heavy, changing to periods of light snow near noon. Snowfall between 10 and 20 cm. Windy. Temperature steady near zero.

• Tonight: Periods of snow. Amount 5 cm. Temperature steady near zero.

• Sunday: A few flurries ending late in the morning, then cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers. Snowfall amount 2 cm. High plus 2.

• Sunday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3.

• Monday: Snow. High zero.

• Monday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 1.

Photo above: Highway traffic cams show Highway 1 looking eastbound at Mt. Lehman.

















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