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Snow Causing Morning Chaos in Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver woke up dressed in white this morning, but the pretty sight is spelling disaster for many commuters in the lower mainland.

Environment Canada has forecast up to five centimetres of snow in the region today, followed by rain and high winds.

Thus far, the fresh powder has led to stalled and abandoned vehicle on numerous roads as drivers struggle with the winter conditions.

BC Ferries is operating one hour behind schedule, and both the Skytrain and buses are facing delays as the snow is bogging up transit.

Simon Fraser University has cancelled morning classes on its Burnaby campus as none of the larger buses will be heading up the hill until roads are accessible. Instead, Translink plans to use its Community Shuttles to transport people to and from Burnaby Mountain.

In addition, the snowfall has led to a downed tree in Coquitlam, reportedly knocking out power to 2,000 homes.

Drivers without snow tires are advised to stay off the roads today.

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