Get ready for another blast of winter weather.
Snowfall warnings are in effect for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on Tuesday.
Light snow occurred during the morning commute, leading to minimal delays on the roads. But the snow was expected to pick up steam later Tuesday morning and into the afternoon, raising the prospect of a challenging evening commute.
Big, wet flakes fell around the region on Tuesday afternoon but snow has not been accumulating on the main roads. Side streets, lanes, and sidewalks saw a build-up of slushy, slippery, wet snow.
The Ministry of Transportation warned commuters to expect delays on both the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges due to lane closures while rope-access technicians did cable-collar drops to clear snow from the cable stays.
Snow is expected to continue into Tuesday evening, especially over northern regions. Southern regions from Delta east toward Abbotsford will see snow transition to rain, likely around 6 or 7 p.m. Some northern regions may not see snow shift to rain until about midnight.
Temperatures will get slowly warmer Tuesday evening for an overnight low of 3 degrees Celsius.
The region is expected to experience periods of rain on Wednesday.
A small number of Metro Vancouver schools are closed Tuesday due to the snow.
A special weather statement remains in effect for Howe Sound and parts of Vancouver Island.
TransLink is warning commuters about possible transit delays on Tuesday. Extra staff will be deployed to SkyTrain stations across Metro Vancouver in an effort to prevent the door-closing issues that led to significant transit delays last month.
The City of Vancouver has opened four warming centres.