Mother Nature isn’t done with the Island yet.
Up to 25 centimetres of snow will blanket Greater Victoria overnight.
Environment Canada’s latest weather warning estimates 15 to 25 cm of snow will fall across the South Coast Monday night and will continue falling Tuesday morning – with total amounts varying across the region.
Virtually the entire South Coast will be hit by the second blast of winter weather, with the highest volumes expected on Vancouver Island and the North Shore of Vancouver.
Schools across Greater Victoria were cancelled Monday morning after more than 10 centimetres fell across the region Sunday evening.
Slippery, icy road conditions caused a number of crashes on the Malahat and Patricia Bay Highway – both of which were closed briefly Sunday night.
Flight and ferry cancellations have forced hundreds to adjust their travel plans and the next dump of snow could cause further delays.
Police departments across Greater Victoria are asking motorists to stay off roads if possible and to use caution if heading out. Winter tires and chains for commercial vehicles are required on portions of major highways including the Malahat.
“If you don’t see a snowflake or M+S (Mud + Snow) stamped on your tire, then you are ill-equipped for driving today. Please stay home,” tweeted Saanich Police.
Our police cars are all equipped with snow tires & some even have chains, yet driving for us is still tricky in this weather. If you don't see a snowflake or M+S (Mud + Snow) stamped on your tire, then you are ill-equipped for driving today. Please stay home! #wintertires pic.twitter.com/V1dRqKbuwE— Saanich Police (@SaanichPolice) February 11, 2019
Safe travels everyone. It’s winter wonderland out there!— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) February 9, 2019
⚠️Your head & tail lights should be on⚠️— DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) February 10, 2019
⚠️At dusk, in fog, rain, or SNOW, turn on headlights and tail lights⚠️ pic.twitter.com/4IGnPZFhdl