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Major transit delays Monday due to snowfall across Metro Vancouver

Snow causes chaos in the lower mainland
The snow fell hard overnight causing massive delays on transit in the lower mainland. But the silver lining for a lot of kids was the first snow day of the year. Neetu Garcha has more.

Transit is experiencing some delays Monday due to the snowfall that hit the Metro Vancouver region.

TransLink says there are delays and gaps in service due to the weather and heavy passenger loads.

Expo Line service has now been restored between Production-University and Columbia Stations and customers will no longer need to transfer at Columbia or Lougheed.

TransLink says there are still delays so allow extra time for your commute.

The Canada Line is operating as normal.

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Despite opening both sides of the platform, these are the crowds on Monday morning. Credit: Michael Phang
Despite opening both sides of the platform, these are the crowds on Monday morning. Credit: Michael Phang. Michael Phang

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WATCH: A new snowfall warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver Monday. Drivers and commuters are being advised to leave extra time Monday to travel. Neetu Garcha has the details.

Snowfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver Monday
Snowfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver Monday

The Seabus and West Coast Express are operating normally.

Buses are delayed in many areas across the region as well.

TransLink is tweeting updates from its Twitter account as buses face delays due to road conditions and the weather.

Commuters are advised to leave extra time Monday to get their destination.

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Monday afternoon commute:

With snow projected to start Monday afternoon, TransLink says commuters should expect some delays for the journey home.

Those taking the bus should expect extra crowding on some routes. To provide improved traction, many articulated buses have been switched with standard, 40-foot buses, which will mean some modified service, with increased crowding and the possibility of passups in some areas.

Commuters are facing transit delays Morning morning due to the heavy snow that fell across Metro Vancouver Sunday and into Monday. Global News’ Ted Field is live from the Lougheed Station.

Commuters facing transit delays Monday morning
Commuters facing transit delays Monday morning

More to come.

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