The Sooke Hills covered in snow. Reader photo by John Mattatall

The Sooke Hills covered in snow. Reader photo by John Mattatall

Snowfall this morning could turn to rain by afternoon

Snow day in Sooke: What you need to get around today

  • Dec. 9, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Total snowfall accumulations of between two and four centimetres are expected for today combined with strong winds this morning in Greater Victoria.

Environment Canada says snow is changing to rain over West Vancouver Island this morning as milder air gradually makes its way eastward and the snowfall warning is ended. Snow levels will rise slightly this afternoon and snow will change to rain near sea level.

“Accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow,” states the snowfall warning from Environment Canada.

As of 7 a.m., all public schools in the Sooke School District, with the exception of Port Renfrew, are open and buses are running as scheduled, but visit sd62.bc.ca for any updates.

Victoria Transit says buses are returning to normal routes after, earlier this morning, they were bypassing side roads that had not yet been cleared. For updated information, visit facebook.com/bctransit

So far, no accidents have been reported in the Sooke area, but drivers are urged to use caution.

Watch sookenewsmirror.com for more updates as the day progresses.

 

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