Dashing through the snow                                Sisters Nicola, 7, and Stella, 10, Brandes stop to take advantage of the snow of their way home from school and sled down a small hill near Ecole Marigold School. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Dashing through the snow Sisters Nicola, 7, and Stella, 10, Brandes stop to take advantage of the snow of their way home from school and sled down a small hill near Ecole Marigold School. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Snow falls on the Capital Regional District

Greater Victoria residents grapple with sudden blast of winter weather

It’s slushy, slippery and showing no signs of stopping.

The first significant snowfall of the year brought up to 15 centimetres of powder to parts of Greater Victoria, with snow expected to continue off an on until Wednesday. Staff, readers, community leaders and more shared their photos of the region’s first big snowfall with Black Press Media.

READ ALSO: Vancouver Island dispatchers see rise in 911 calls due to snowfall

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Itka San captured a photo of Sunday night snowfall in Langford. (ItkasanImages)

Itka San captured a photo of Sunday night snowfall in Langford. (ItkasanImages)

Some residents are already having fun with the snow, building a ‘bearman’ at McNeill Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Some residents are already having fun with the snow, building a ‘bearman’ at McNeill Bay. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Kingston Foxall, 9, spent his day sliding down hills on Bear Mountain with his mom, Lisa Foxall. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Kingston Foxall, 9, spent his day sliding down hills on Bear Mountain with his mom, Lisa Foxall. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Snow is accumulating on downtown structures and statues, lending new life to the city’s landmarks. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Snow is accumulating on downtown structures and statues, lending new life to the city’s landmarks. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Savory Elementary students Isaiah Gesslein, Grade 5 (black toque), Silas Gesslein, Grade 3 (blue), Hannah Little, Grade 5 (pink) enjoy the first winter of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Savory Elementary students Isaiah Gesslein, Grade 5 (black toque), Silas Gesslein, Grade 3 (blue), Hannah Little, Grade 5 (pink) enjoy the first winter of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Capital Regional District Boar Chair Colin Plant captured the moment a van came off the Pat Bay Highway outside the Beaver Lake Park entrance. (Colin Plant)

Capital Regional District Boar Chair Colin Plant captured the moment a van came off the Pat Bay Highway outside the Beaver Lake Park entrance. (Colin Plant)

Windsor Plywood captured a picture of a “West Shore wonderland” on Monday. (Windsor Plywood)

Windsor Plywood captured a picture of a “West Shore wonderland” on Monday. (Windsor Plywood)

Sylvia Pollard, Sage Castellas, Adrane Pollard and Kim Rubymoon take August for a walk in the snow at Cedar Hill. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Sylvia Pollard, Sage Castellas, Adrane Pollard and Kim Rubymoon take August for a walk in the snow at Cedar Hill. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Snow blankets Victoria on Monday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Snow blankets Victoria on Monday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Snow blankets Victoria on Monday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Snow blankets Victoria on Monday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Snow blankets Victoria on Monday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Snow blankets Victoria on Monday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)