Public schools in Surrey and White Rock are closed for instruction today, after snow continued to fall overnight.
Superintendent Jordan Tinney made the announcement on Twitter around 6 a.m. Monday, saying crews need time to clear parking lots and walkways at schools across the city.
Schools are closed to both students and teachers.
Langley school district has also closed schools for Monday, but all schools are open in Delta.
A big shout out to all crews in the city and school districts today. This is what they have to contend with. Thank you all â¦@CUPE728â© and other support staff members for all you do. #surreybc â¦@CityofSurreyâ© â¦@Surrey_Schoolsâ© #sd36learn pic.twitter.com/jQCOkEbb75
— Jordan Tinney (@jordantinney) February 11, 2019
Thanks for your patience #SurreyBC as our crews continue to clear the steady and heavy snow. We ask that residents avoid driving in these conditions. See snow and ice priority routes at https://t.co/33dD8yhNhI pic.twitter.com/u740M63ITq
— City of Surrey (@CityofSurrey) February 11, 2019
A snowfall warning remains in effect for coastal B.C.
“A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres is expected,” reported Environment Canada early Monday morning. “A second low pressure centre in as many days will give more snow to the South Coast beginning this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday morning.”
Environment Canada forecasts this “second disturbance” will spread snow to virtually the entire South Coast with heaviest amounts falling Monday night.
Surrey residents awoke to more than a foot of snow Monday morning, in some areas.
One winter storm passes another looms as warnings posted on B.C.’s south coast https://t.co/xWB2uG7mOW
— Surrey Now-Leader (@SurreyNowLeader) February 11, 2019
— Amy Marie Reid (@amyreid87) February 11, 2019
— Steve Rowe ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡¦ðŸŒˆ (@stevendrowe) February 11, 2019
— Samantha Phillips (@sphillips89) February 11, 2019