Snow Blankets B.C.'s South Coast
Residents of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are digging out after a snowfall hit the region Friday night.
Surrey, White Rock and Aldergrove were among the communities hardest hit, with as much as 20 centimetres of snow in some areas. In Metro Vancouver, higher elevations like the North Shore and Burnaby Mountain got the heaviest snow fall.
Murray Wightman with the City of Vancouver said 20 trucks were scheduled to hit the road over the weekend.
"The trucks are outfitted with the plows and we can start dropping them right away and start moving snow to the curb," he said.
"Certainly through to Monday there's heavier snow they're calling for — then we'll definitely be pushing snow to the curb and trying to keep the majors as clear as possible."
He said an additional 32 trucks are on standby if needed over the coming days.
"We've been doing a lot of pre-salting since Wednesday when the temperatures did start to drop, so now it's just a matter of getting more trucks ready," he said.
Snowfall warning ends
Meanwhile, TransLink spokesperson Drew Snider said there were no problems with transit services in the area as a result of the snow.
"The snow we had overnight has eased somewhat, it's melting in a number of places too, so transit services are clear for the time being," he said Saturday morning.
"SkyTrain's Expo and Millennium lines are staying on snow alert for now since the forecast still calls for snow [Saturday] afternoon. Canada Line ran a train overnight to keep the tracks clear. It's running normally.
"Coast Mountain Bus Company is not expecting problems ... some of the higher elevations got more snow than others ... but road-clearing is either under way or has already been done, so service is expected to be normal."
Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow or rain ending Saturday, then mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of rain showers or flurries.
A snowfall warning remained in effect for the Fraser Valley Saturday morning, with Environment Canada predicting as much as five centimetres could fall in the eastern Fraser Valley. The warning ended Saturday afternoon.