Snow brings beauty, frustration, power outages and fun.

Snow ball fights were the order of the day after Victoria’s first snowfall. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Snow angels were perfect. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Snowy day was fun for some. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Would you like to build a snowman? Snow brings fun and frustration to Victoria, depending on your outlook. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Snow transformed Langford into a winter wonderland. 9Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Langford transformed. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
B.C. Hydro responded to a multitude of power outages caused by the snow on Fulton Road. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)
Power outages on Fulton Road had B.C. Hydro busy. (Tim Collins/Goldstram Gazette)
Heavy Snow on Fulton Road caused downed power lines. (Tim Collins/Goldstream Gazette)

Snow wreaked havoc across the West Shore Tuesday, causing tens of thousands of south Island residents to go without power for much of the day.

Schools in the Sooke School District were closed and emergency crews worked around the clock to repair the damage. Roads were closed across the West Shore with areas such as Skirt Mountain in Langford and Triangle Mountain in Colwood hit especially hard.

But weather didn’t dampen the spirits of some residents who took advantage of a snow day to enjoy some winter activities at Colwood’s city hall.


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