Snow was making downtown Duncan into a winter wonderland Friday morning. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Snow expected through tonight, should ease by early Saturday

The snow is falling and will continue overnight. Mainroad South Island Contracting will be on the roads for the duration of the winter weather along with public works crews from North Cowichan and Duncan.

“Mainroad will be performing snow removal operations on all highways until the event passes, roadways are clear and back to normal,” said a press release issued just before noon on Friday.

Schools were open in the Cowichan Valley despite the white stuff but officials are keeping en eye on the ever-changing conditions.

Over at Queen Margaret’s, staff and students are embracing the elements.

Duncan Christian School opted for an early dismissal.

According to Environment Canada, snow accumulations for most of east Vancouver Island are anticipated to be between five and 10 centimetres before the snowfall is expected to stop by early Saturday morning. In some cases more snow could fall than predicted.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.



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