A couple navigates snowy steps while leaving the citizenship swearing-in ceremony at Parksville Conference and Community Centre Friday morning.

Lower Mainland digs out from major snowfall, power outages continue in some areas

Dump of 10 to 20 cm yesterday snowiest day at YVR in two years, snowfall warning continues for Fraser Valley

The major snowfall that began Friday continued to dump white stuff across the Lower Mainland Saturday.

An Environment Canada snowfall warning continued for the region Saturday morning, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm expected in Metro Vancouver.

“The highest amounts are forecast for the Fraser Valley where up to 20 cm of further snowfall is likely through Sunday morning,” it said.

The snowfall warning was cancelled for Metro Vancouver late Saturday but continued for the Fraser Valley.

The alert said 20 cm had already fallen at the Abbotsford Airport as of 4 a.m. this morning.

Vancouver Airport reported 10 cm of snow yesterday, making it Vancouver’s snowiest day in more than two years.

“A few more centimetres of snow are forecast for the remainder of the regions mainly this morning and again tonight, with accumulations of around 2 to 4 cm today and again tonight, with lesser amounts near the Strait of Georgia and higher amounts inland and over higher terrain.”

The snowfall caused traffic mayhem on routes across the region Friday, and challenged plow crews to keep up and transit buses to maintain service.

Accumulating snow is also blamed for power outages leaving approximately 23,000 users without electricity across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Nearly 9,000 outages were in the Lower Mainland as of 1 p.m.

Just Posted

Kent wastewater plant gets $7,500 grant for improvement study

The district will be looking at modifications to its digester system

Fantasy Farms told to stop holding special events on farmland that go against agricultural rules

The Morans say it might spell the end of their seasonal events like Reapers Haunted Attractions

New event invites Agassiz to meet museum’s resident ghost

The Haunted Museum Tour will take place on Oct. 26 and 30

REAL ESTATE: Homesteading in the Cariboo a reality

Columnist Freddy Marks talks about why so many are looking to a ranch life when it comes to property

Chilliwack maternity ward gets bundle of new equipment

Breast pumps, small fridges for patient rooms and freezer for donor breast milk given to hospital

VIDEO: Agassiz lights candles in memory of missing, murdered Indigenous women

The Sisters in Spirit vigil took place at the Agassiz United Church

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

$100,000 reward for B.C. gangster extended to United States

Police belive fugitive Conor D’Monte may be in the Los Angeles area

Emily Carr University closed Sunday after fire causes some damage

The school is working with Vancouver police to assist their investigation into the fire

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Most Read