Slippery streets as late-season snow blankets Metro Vancouver

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Environment Canada issued a renewed snowfall warning for the northeastern parts of Metro Vancouver including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge on Thursday morning.

The agency said some parts of the area saw snowfall amounts of between five and 25 centimetres.

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Late season snow blankets Metro Vancouver
Late season snow blankets Metro Vancouver

The warning was ended shortly before 3 p.m.

Pockets of snowfall were reported across the Lower Mainland, including Delta, Surrey Langley, New Westminster, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley on Thursday morning.

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“Temperatures are close to freezing, but some are above freezing, (and) even with 3 C, we could easily have snow right down to the ground level because the air just above us is so cold,” said Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga.

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Madryga said mixed rain and snow remain in the forecast Thursday, with the weather set to clear on Friday and sun expected over the weekend.

Commuters around the region reported hazardous conditions throughout the morning.

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One viewer sent video to Global News of a car, without a driver in it, sliding down a hill in Coquitlam’s Westwood plateau before colliding with another vehicle.

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Car without driver slides backwards down snowy Metro Vancouver street
Car without driver slides backwards down snowy Metro Vancouver street

The snow proved to be especially sticky in the Tri-Cities, with multiple cars seen spinning out and crashing into each other in other parts of Coquitlam.

Simon Fraser University (SFU) cancelled morning classes on Thursday amid another blast of snowy weather on the South Coast.

“SFU’s Burnaby campus is experiencing unforecasted weather conditions. Road conditions on Burnaby Mountain are very poor. Please delay commuting to Burnaby campus at this time. All classes that start before noon are cancelled,” the university wrote on Twitter.

The university said classes would resume at noon, but later announced all classes past 4:30 p.m. were cancelled due to the “continued [unpredictability] of the weather.”

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—With files from Catherine Urquhart