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PHOTOS: Shovels and plows come out as snow falls in Abbotsford

Colder temperatures, low pressure system brings autumn snowfall to Abbotsford

Winter may not officially begin until Dec. 21, but people in Abbotsford got a taste of it early.

Folks got out their snow shovels on Saturday as the first snowfall of the holiday season came down on the weekend.

Car were blanketed in the white stuff and plows were making their rounds throughout the city on Dec. 4.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the Fraser Valley stating Chilliwack and Abbotsford would expect to see between two and 10 centimetres of wet snow due to a low pressure system brushing the south coast.

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In Agassiz and Hope, five to 10 centimetres of wet snow was expected.

Environment Canada also reminded people to take precautions on the slippery roads.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”


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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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