The Surrey and White Rock Public Schools are closed today, after the continuing fall of snow.
Superintendent Jordan Tinney announced the announcement on Twitter around 6 am Monday, saying the crews needed time to clear the city's car parks and walkways.
Schools are closed to students and teachers.
The Langley School District also closed the schools on Monday, but all schools are open to Delta.
Congratulations to all the crews of the city and school districts today. That's what they have to face. Thank you all@ CUPE728and other support staff for everything you do. #surreybc The largest shopping center@CityofSurreyThe largest shopping center@Surrey_SchoolsThe largest shopping center # sd36learn pic.twitter.com/jQCOkEbb75
– Jordan Tinney (@jordantinney) February 11, 2019
thank you for your patience #SurreyBC while our teams continue to clear heavy snow. We ask residents to avoid driving in these conditions. See the priority itineraries for snow and ice at https://t.co/33dD8yhNhI pic.twitter.com/u740M63ITq
– City of Surrey (@CityofSurrey) February 11, 2019
A snow warning remains in effect for coastal British Columbia.
"We expect a long period of snow with total amounts of 10 to 15 centimeters," announced Environment Canada early Monday morning. "A second low pressure center in as many days will give more snow to the south coast from this afternoon and will continue until Tuesday morning."
Environment Canada anticipates that this "second disturbance" will spread snow over most of the south coast, with the heaviest amounts falling on Monday night.
The people of Surrey woke up Monday morning to more than a foot of snow, in some areas.
One winter storm passes another, as warnings are posted on the south coast of British Columbia https://t.co/xWB2uG7mOW
– Surrey Now-Leader (@SurreyNowLeader) February 11, 2019
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