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BC STORM: Traffic jams, stranded vehicles wreak havoc in southern mainland

Commuters experienced extreme delays after the Lower Mainland saw its first snowfall of the winter season on Tuesday night (November 29), leaving many panicked.

At 8:40pm, Drive BC was reporting delays on several major routes in Surrey, Langley and Vancouver. Numerous vehicle accidents have closed the Alex Fraser Bridge in both directions.

In the Port Kells area, access to the Golden Years Connector and SH1 was hit by traffic as vehicles became stuck on the steep hills along SH15.

A snow warning is in effect for the entire Lower Mainland.

As of 3:30 PM, Environment Canada is forecasting maximum snowfall for North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, with 10 to 20 cm expected, with as much as 25 cm expected in higher terrain.

The cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford expected 10 to 15 cm of snow. Chilliwack and Hope will receive 20-25 cm of snow this evening through Wednesday evening.

“On Wednesday morning, strong southwesterly winds will blow gusts in the range of 40-70 km/h. This could snap snow-covered tree branches and cause power outages,” the warning read. it was done.

Commute impacted on Tuesday:

  • As of 8:40 PM, the Alex Fraser Bridge is closed in both directions.
  • Center Lane of the Lions Gate Bridge was closed overnight due to inclement weather.
  • Richmond’s Highway 99 Southbound Off-Ramp junction to Sea Island Way was closed due to adverse conditions.



BC STORM: Traffic jams, stranded vehicles wreak havoc in southern mainland

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