Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Jan. 25, 2019

Major congestion backed up from Coquitlam to Surrey due to vehicle incident. Detour suggested.

Good morning! It was a cloudy start to the day at 4 C as of 7 a.m., and the Environment Canada weather service tells us we’ve got 99 per cent humidity and 7 km/h winds from the north.

Today and tomorrow morning we’re looking at just a chance of drizzle, with highs of 6 C both days and a low tonight of 2 C. Tomorrow afternoon, however, we’re likely to see the skies start to clear up again, with cloudy periods through the afternoon and night, with a low of 0 C.

And on Sunday and Monday, we’ve got sunny skies, with highs of 7 and 4 C and lows of -3 and 0 C before getting back to the cloudy weather.

Click the image for a link to the Environment Canada forecast for Abbotsford.
Environment Canada
Click the image for a link to the Environment Canada forecast for Abbotsford.

Environment Canada

Starting Tuesday, we’ll see clouds above, with a chance of showers, and even a chance of flurries overnight Tuesday and during the day Wednesday. Highs of 3 to 7 C and lows of 1 and 2 C.

Currently, visibility is 24 kilometres.

Click the image for a link to the map on Google.
Google Maps
Click the image for a link to the map on Google.

Google Maps

On clear roads and driving at the speed limit, a drive from the Abbotsford News building to Downtown Vancouver would take 50 minutes.

Today, your daily commute time as of 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 is one hour 20 minutes, with a breezy commute along Highway 1 until you hit Surrey, where the congestion is so heavy that a detour is suggested.

That’s largely due to a vehicle incident west of the Highway 7 on-ramp, that has congestion backed up severely. Google Maps is suggesting exiting the highway at 160 St. and taking the Coquitlam-bound lane over the Port Mann Bridge before merging back onto the highway after the Highway 7 exit.

Click on the Google Maps image above for more details on that detour.

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