Commuters are reporting slushy, somewhat snowy conditions on the Malahat Friday morning.
Drive BC’s highway cameras show flurries on the Malahat summit as well as near South Shawnigan Lake Road, and as far north on Highway 1 as Ladysmith. Highway 18 to Lake Cowichan was also snowy.
Environment Canada predicts five to 15 centimetres of snow for higher elevation areas of Vancouver Island by mid-morning, with inland areas receiving five to eight cm. Precipitation is expected to shift to rain by mid to late morning.
Higher elevations are getting anticipated #snow please allow yourself time to arrive at your destinations #safely this morning. @DriveBC for current conditions. Crews are out over the area please allow plow trucks room 🚛 #lakecowichan #hwy18 #PMR #malahat #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/S5LwwavzJI
— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) January 10, 2020
A wind warning was issued for Greater Victoria Friday, with southeast winds of 60 to 80 kilometres per hour predicted for the region.
Environment Canada predicts periods of rain for Greater Victoria on Friday, with a 30 per cent chance of flurries overnight Sunday and a 60 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers from Monday to Thursday.