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Morning flurries hit Fraser Valley

Special weather statement in effect for Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack
The Abbotsford Police Department advised drivers to be safe with changing weather on Monday. Up to 5 cm of snow is expected for the area. /Abbotsford Police Department Photo

Commuters in the Fraser Valley are warned of wintery weather that could impact driving conditions on Monday morning (Jan. 8).

According to an​​ Environment Canada weather alert released on Sunday (Jan. 8) for the Fraser Valley region including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope, snow may reach sea-level along the coastal sections of south B.C.

Environment Canada expects up to 5 cm of snow for Abbotsford and Chilliwack, changing to rain by the afternoon. In the Hope area, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected.

“Drivers are reminded to use caution, avoid travel in poor weather conditions, prepare for delays and longer commutes, and ensure their vehicles are properly equipped with winter tires,” a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure news release reads.

Drivers are advised to aid maintenance crews by providing space for them on highways and moving over safely when they see a vehicle with an amber light approaching.

Environment Canada says further weather warnings may be issued as the weather event develops.

READ MORE: Heavy snow expected for coastal B.C., Environment Canada warns

Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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