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Snow could fall during south Island, Lower Mainland morning commute

Malahat drivers warned of icy roads overnight into Monday
Chilling temperatures could mean ice on the Malahat portion of Highway 1 on March 1, the province says. (Drive BC)

The potential for snow and ice overnight into Monday (March 3) saw the province warning drivers and residents ahead of time.

Snow could hit the Lower Mainland and southern and central Vancouver Island, according to a Sunday news release.

Dropping temperatures could create conditions hindering the morning commute in those areas, as rain could turn to snow Monday morning.

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The province also warned of potential freezing rain over the Malahat and along eastern Vancouver Island.

In the Lower Mainland snow is expected early, turning to rain during the day as temperatures increase. The cable-collar systems on the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges are expected to be used as necessary.

Drivers are encouraged to check road conditions, carry an emergency kit that includes a blanket and warm clothes and allow extra time for travel.

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