iN VIDEO: Snow causes chaos for Lower Mainland drivers
The latest winter storm in B.C. has left the southern Interior relatively unscathed when compared to the chaos in the Lower Mainland.
Major highways were at a standstill for hours in the Lower Mainland as roughly 20 centimetres of snow fell across the region overnight, creating slick conditions for commuters.
Drive B.C. highway cams show some major routes like Highways 99 and 91A in Richmond were backed up until 2 a.m. this morning, Nov. 30.
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Some social media reports from commuters in the region claimed drivers were spending several hours in their cars during trips that would have taken less than an hour.
The icy conditions even sent one plane off a taxiway at the Vancouver International Airport in the early morning hours today.
Environment Canada issued weather warnings yesterday across the province including Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the southern Interior.
A snowfall warning continues today in the Fraser Valley and along Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, according to Environment Canada.
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How did the roads get that bad? Where was the equipment? For a 4 hour drive between Coquitlam, Mission, Abbotsford and Surrey, not 1 piece of snow removal equipment was seen. Epic fail.. ????Hwy 1 East bound, 1:30AM pic.twitter.com/wFyWeNg8h2 — Steven Turner (@Stturner4669) November 30, 2022
Alex Fraser Bridge is a mess. The commentary went from Caucasian to Desi Uncle real quick ?? #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/OH3hC70jW2 — Karm Sumal (@KarmSumal) November 30, 2022
Looking for my husband. He's been stuck in traffic since 4 PM. It's now past 11:00 and his cell died half an hour ago. This is ridiculous! Where are the snowplows????!!!
@shellshoq6131 @GlobalBC #BCSnow #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/yZkRBeEhBw — Amazing Grace (@gramazing6131) November 30, 2022
@itsthatcrazydoglady Welcome to #vancouver #vancouverbc #canada in our first snow where everyone forgets how to #drive ? original sound - Kelly Joy Argue
— With files from the Canadian Press.
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