Snow coming to Vancouver Island next week

"Significant" snowfall on Wednesday, Mainroad warns

  • Thu Dec 1st, 2016 6:00am
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Snow could be coming to Vancouver Island as early as Sunday, with “significant” snowfall expected on Wednesday (Dec.7), warns Mainroad.

In anticipation for the weather event, Mainroad winter operations will be in effect on all highways, said operations manager Leon Bohmer in a press release.

Bohmer reminded motorists that winter tires are mandatory on the Malahat and Highway 18, and that caution is necessary when driving around snow plows and other snow maintenance vehicles.

“During winter driving conditions we’re reminding everyone to please drive safe, especially when approaching a highway maintenance vehicle,” he said.

Environment Canada predicts a 70 per cent chance of snow on its website.