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First snow of the year falls on B.C.'s South Coast

11/29/2014 01:13 EST | Updated 01/29/2015 05:59 EST
The South Coast received its first snowfall of the winter season overnight and early Saturday morning.

Two to five centimetres of snow fell in Metro Vancouver.

Roads this morning are in pretty good shape and mainly clear in Vancouver, but there are some icy sections in outlying municipalities where a number of fender benders have been reported.

Both Highway 1 near Brunette Avenue and Highway 99 at Highway 91 have been tied up with weather-related accidents that slowed traffic to a crawl early Saturday.

​Arctic outflow warnings are in effect for the Eastern Fraser valley and Whistler where a severe wind chill is in effect.

There is also a wind warning up for winds of up to 90 kilometres an hour for Howe Sound.

Further east in the B.C. Interior, it's more of a mess with snow downing power lines in some areas. 

Highway 3 is closed in the Sparwood area due to white-out conditions and winter driving conditions are in effect tthroughout most of the Columbia Valley and East Kootenays.

But in Vancouver, it is perfect Grey Cup weather and perfect weather for a busy Grey Cup weekend.

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