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The famous groundhog in Wiarton, Ont., looks skyward in order to give his prognostication on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. What is the name of this famous groundhog? (Frank Gunn/CP)

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The signal says walk, but piles of icy snow say otherwise at the corner of Blanshard and Broughton in Victoria after a December 2022 snowfall. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘No access’: B.C. residents with disabilities keep cautious eye on snowy forecasts

Snow and ice severely limit those with mobility, sight or hearing disabilities

 

Snow fell on the Lower Mainland overnight on Tuesday (Jan. 31) with flurries expected to continue this morning. Pictured: Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack. /Jennifer Feinberg Photo

Flurries fall on Lower Mainland overnight with snow expected to continue

Delays expected on major routes as flurries could change to rain this afternoon

 

The Lower Mainland can expect arctic air and gusty winds to blanket the region in the coming week, with cold temperatures and wind chills forecast until late early February. /File Photo

Cold weather and strong winds to hit Lower Mainland

Temperatures are expected to fall five to 10 degrees below normal before rising late next week

The Lower Mainland can expect arctic air and gusty winds to blanket the region in the coming week, with cold temperatures and wind chills forecast until late early February. /File Photo
Netting made from mettle cables is visible above a creek in Montecito, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. With climate change predicted to produce more severe weather, officials are scrambling to put in basins, nets and improve predictions of where landslides might occur to keep homes and people safe. (AP Photo/Ty O’Neil)

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Netting made from mettle cables is visible above a creek in Montecito, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. With climate change predicted to produce more severe weather, officials are scrambling to put in basins, nets and improve predictions of where landslides might occur to keep homes and people safe. (AP Photo/Ty O’Neil)
Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)

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Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)
A person walks on the street as a winter storm rolls through Western New York Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Amherst, N.Y. A battering winter storm has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes homes and businesses across the United States on Saturday. It left millions more to worry about the prospect of further outages and crippled police and fire departments. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Frigid monster storm across U.S. claims at least 24 lives

1,707 domestic and international flights were cancelled on Sunday

A person walks on the street as a winter storm rolls through Western New York Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Amherst, N.Y. A battering winter storm has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes homes and businesses across the United States on Saturday. It left millions more to worry about the prospect of further outages and crippled police and fire departments. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers on the Malahat late Dec. 22 ensuring commercial vehicles are carrying chains and safety compliant. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Ferries, buses cancelled as ice falls over south coast of B.C.

Overnight snow turning to frozen rain then significant rainfall, residents urge to stay home

Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officers on the Malahat late Dec. 22 ensuring commercial vehicles are carrying chains and safety compliant. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
A White Rock resident is concerned about his neighbourhood when snow falls, as three vehicles have crashed on his Sunset Drive property in the past six years. The most recent was a Tesla that smashed his shed on Dec. 6, 2022. (contributed photo)

Lower Mainland resident wants city to do more about slippery, steep streets in snowy weather

White Rock property has had 3 vehicle crashes in 6 years, all in December

A White Rock resident is concerned about his neighbourhood when snow falls, as three vehicles have crashed on his Sunset Drive property in the past six years. The most recent was a Tesla that smashed his shed on Dec. 6, 2022. (contributed photo)
A person looks out over Lake Ontario as a thunderstorm rolls through Toronto on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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A person looks out over Lake Ontario as a thunderstorm rolls through Toronto on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Compact snow and slippery roads are expected to lead to more poor road conditions on Wednesday (Dec. 21, 2022) in the Fraser Valley. (Pictured: Highway 7 at Hayward Street in Mission) /Drive BC Photo

Slippery roads expected throughout Fraser Valley; UFV campus open

Poor driving conditions are expected to continue on Wednesday with a cold weather warning in effect

Compact snow and slippery roads are expected to lead to more poor road conditions on Wednesday (Dec. 21, 2022) in the Fraser Valley. (Pictured: Highway 7 at Hayward Street in Mission) /Drive BC Photo
The City of Abbotsford has 350 kilometres of roads that are designated as :”first priority” for snow-clearing. Shown here is Trethewey Street facing toward George Ferguson Way on Dec. 20, 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Here’s how Abbotsford prioritizes roads for snow-clearing

Roads cleared first include school zones and transit routes

The City of Abbotsford has 350 kilometres of roads that are designated as :”first priority” for snow-clearing. Shown here is Trethewey Street facing toward George Ferguson Way on Dec. 20, 2022. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Approximately 20 centimetres of snow hit the eastern Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, through the night on Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police advise caution on roads after 20 cm of snow hits area

UFV campuses closed but most flights on time at Abbotsford Airport

Approximately 20 centimetres of snow hit the eastern Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford, through the night on Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Upwards of 15 cm of snow fell in Abbotsford and Mission overnight and crews are working to clear roads with snow still falling. Pictured: the road conditions on Seventh Avenue and Hurd in Mission on Tuesday morning (Dec. 20, 2022). /City of Mission Photo

Heavy snow coats Abbotsford and Mission as crews work to clear roads

After over 15 cm of snow fell, residents are discouraged from travelling unless necessary

Upwards of 15 cm of snow fell in Abbotsford and Mission overnight and crews are working to clear roads with snow still falling. Pictured: the road conditions on Seventh Avenue and Hurd in Mission on Tuesday morning (Dec. 20, 2022). /City of Mission Photo
The Surrey school district has closed all sites for a snow day Thursday (Jan. 6). (Photo: jordantinney/Twitter)

Southern B.C. could see another 20 cm of snow overnight

Incoming system expected to dump snow across Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

The Surrey school district has closed all sites for a snow day Thursday (Jan. 6). (Photo: jordantinney/Twitter)
It’s a cold, snowy week for much of British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wind chill drops to -40 C in central B.C., winter tires needed on Lower Mainland

Bitterly cold weather expected to remain in some areas until Wednesday

It’s a cold, snowy week for much of British Columbia. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Environment Canada is warning of heavy snow on the Coquihalla Highway and bitterly cold temperatures in British Columbia’s northwest as arctic air sweeps across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Heavy snow on Lower Mainland, bitter cold in northwest, central B.C.: weather alert

Environment Canada warning of dangerous driving conditions along Coquihalla Highway

Vehicles are seen as they drive along the Coquihalla Highway Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Environment Canada is warning of heavy snow on the Coquihalla Highway and bitterly cold temperatures in British Columbia’s northwest as arctic air sweeps across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
According to special weather statements issued by Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley could see 10-15 cm of snow on Sunday and wind chills as low as minus 10-25 degrees until Thursday. (Dec. 18, 2022) /Dillon White Photo

Snowfall and low temperatures expected to continue Sunday throughout Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley could see 10-15 cm of snow and wind chills as low as minus 25 degrees

According to special weather statements issued by Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley could see 10-15 cm of snow on Sunday and wind chills as low as minus 10-25 degrees until Thursday. (Dec. 18, 2022) /Dillon White Photo
Snow is blanketing North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Sunday (Dec. 18). Residents in parts of the region also reported thundersnow early in the morning. (@jennsaidthis/Twitter)

VIDEO: Rare thundersnow recorded as winter storm hits Lower Mainland once again

Up to 15 cm expected in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley Sunday

  • Dec 18, 2022
Snow is blanketing North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Sunday (Dec. 18). Residents in parts of the region also reported thundersnow early in the morning. (@jennsaidthis/Twitter)
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