Extreme snowfall lends itself to entombed cars on the Esplanade

Snowfall over the past few days in the communities of Agassiz and Harrison has led to business and school closures and stranded motorists

Extreme snowfall lent itself to entombed cars on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison Hot Springs over the weekend.

Extreme snowfall lent itself to entombed cars on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison Hot Springs over the weekend.

A barrage of snow started Friday in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs and it will keep coming until Tuesday.

Several centimeters of snow had fallen in the communities of Agassiz and Harrison by Friday afternoon causing roads conditions to become unsavory, as snow plows started moving and people got out their shovels to combat the white stuff.

The snow continued to fall well into Saturday morning resulting in residents and public works crews pitching in to help bail out stranded pedestrians and motorists along Lillooet Avenue in Harrison Hot Springs.

All was quiet on Esplanade Avenue, come Sunday eve, as restaurants were blanketed with snow and passerby’s took pictures of cars entombed in their parking spots.

A freezing rain warning was in effect, but that was removed by Environment Canada today.

Several businesses have had to close up shop due to the extreme weather, and school closures in all of Fraser Cascade SD78 were put into effect on Monday and slated to continue on Tuesday.

Temperatures will remain in the freezing well into the week. The snow is not predicted to stop until Tuesday when, according to the weather forecast, temperatures are supposed to climb two  degrees and the rain is expected to arrive. A total of 80cm of snow is expected to have fallen in that time period, according to Environment Canada.