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Frightful weather, stunning scenery: A collection of your B.C. winter storm photos

A spotted towhee rests on a frozen branch in Chilliwack, B.C. after a bout of freezing rain on Jan. 7, 2022. Courtesy: Rick Smith

Many residents across British Columbia’s South Coast woke up to very icy conditions Friday morning.

Between 10 and 40 millimetres of freezing rain covered the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound and parts of eastern Metro Vancouver overnight, but Chilliwack and Squamish were hit the hardest.

Global News asked viewers for photos and you delivered:

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Freezing rain leaves behind a layer of ice in need of scraping from this car in Chilliwack, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Even the Christmas lights are covered by ice after a bout of freezing rain on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Chilliwack and Squamish, B.C. were among the areas hardest-hit by freezing rain on Jan. 7, 2022.
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A beautiful close up of the ice surrounding thin branches on a Chilliwack, B.C. tree on Jan. 7, 2022.
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A spotted towhee rests on a frozen branch in Chilliwack, B.C. after a bout of freezing rain on Jan. 7, 2022. Courtesy: Rick Smith
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Freezing rain on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Freezing rain coats a hummingbird feeder in Chilliwack, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Cold to the touch -- ice on a branch in Squamish, B.C., seen on Jan. 7, 2022.
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A winter wonderland in Chilliwack, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Long icicles in the front yard of a Chilliwack, B.C. home on Jan. 7, 2022.
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No laundry on this ice-covered line in Chilliwack, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.

Tree branches broke under the weight of the ice and caused thousands of power outages on Friday.

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Temperatures warmed up in Chilliwack to about 2 C in the afternoon and began melting the ice, but that melt won’t last long. Overnight temperatures will dip to minus 1 C, so many of these areas could be dealing with ice on Saturday as well.

Click to play video: 'Freezing rain creates hazardous road conditions in Fraser Valley' Freezing rain creates hazardous road conditions in Fraser Valley
Freezing rain creates hazardous road conditions in Fraser Valley – Jan 7, 2022

Read more: Powerful winds bring Metro Vancouver flooding, park closures and ferry cancellations

Heavy snow also blanketed the east Fraser Valley region on Thursday and Friday. At one point, Hope reported 39 centimeters of snow on the ground.

More snow is on the way for the South Coast on Friday night through to Saturday. Two to four cm is expected across Metro Vancouver while another 15 cm could fall near Hope.

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A vehicle covered in snow in Hope, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.
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Snow fills the bed of a truck in Hope, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.
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It will take time to dig this vehicle out of a blanket of snow that covered Hope, B.C. on Jan. 7, 2022.

 

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