Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Snow Warnings but Warming Weather Could Be Another Problem in Metro Vancouver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Snow Warnings but Warming Weather Could Be Another Problem in Metro Vancouver

Article excerpt

No more snow for now in southern B.C.

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VANCOUVER - A chilly, snow-filled week has caused troubles for residents of southern British Columbia and the wintry weather isn't over yet.

Some people woke to fresh flakes Monday, although snowfall warnings in effect for Metro Vancouver and areas in the Fraser Valley were cancelled by mid-morning.

The Alex Fraser Bridge between New Westminster and Delta was closed Monday afternoon, with the Ministry of Transportation saying the combination of snow buildup and rising temperatures created a safety concern about snow and ice falling from the bridge's cables.

The major route was opened hours later, just in time for the evening commute.

But the overnight snow still caused school closures and power outages.

Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald says 60 centimetres of snow fell in Hope, Squamish got 25 centimetres, while 12 centimetres of snow accumulated in North Delta. …

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