Just when you thought we were in the clear, Environment Canada has issued another snowfall warning for Greater Victoria with five to 10 centimetres expected to fall by Friday morning.
Flurries are expected to develop this afternoon, with snow falling for the evening commute home. Those flurries could transition to rain overnight or early Friday morning.
Most major roads have been cleared of snow but fluctuating temperatures have caused very slick conditions.
According to DriveBC some left-hand turn lanes, acceleration lanes, on/off ramps and side roads remain snow covered and will be plowed by priority status.
⚠️ Please fully clean the snow off your car before you start driving, including headlights and tail lights. ⚠️— Drive BC (@DriveBC) February 13, 2019
⚠️ In SNOW, dusk, fog, or rain turn on headlights and tail lights ⚠️
⚠️ Please slow down and drive to conditions, posted speed limits are for ideal road conditions ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/OojuykMhjb
Lots of black ice and slippery sections have been reported in residential neighbourhoods and on sidewalks. Some motorists are reporting slippery sections on the Pat Bay Highway.
So decided to ride my bike in after a week and a half of not riding and it was tricky. @crd_bc had cleared the E&N Trail. Lots of black ice in spots and riding in the dark w/o proper lighting along the trail, which makes it hard to spot. #yyjcycling #YYJtraffic— Marc Hählen 🇨🇦🇳🇱 (@mphahlen) February 14, 2019
Environment Canada warns travellers to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating conditions on the roads with rapidly accumulating snow.
Another snowfall warning has been issued for the Malahat section of the Trans-Canada Highway from Goldstream to Mill Bay as well.