Many made the most of Monday’s snow day with sledding at Beacon Hill Park. Environment Canada is now estimating another 15 to 25 centimetres will fall across south Vancouver Island Monday night and into Tuesday morning. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Up to 25 centimetres of snow expected to fall on Greater Victoria overnight

Second round of snow arriving on Vancouver Island

Mother Nature isn’t done with the Island yet.

Up to 25 centimetres of snow will blanket Greater Victoria overnight.

Environment Canada’s latest weather warning estimates 15 to 25 cm of snow will fall across the South Coast Monday night and will continue falling Tuesday morning – with total amounts varying across the region.

RELATED: BC Ferries cancel last round-trips of the day due to expected snowfall

Virtually the entire South Coast will be hit by the second blast of winter weather, with the highest volumes expected on Vancouver Island and the North Shore of Vancouver.

Schools across Greater Victoria were cancelled Monday morning after more than 10 centimetres fell across the region Sunday evening.

Slippery, icy road conditions caused a number of crashes on the Malahat and Patricia Bay Highway – both of which were closed briefly Sunday night.

RELATED:80,000 litres of brine, 45 plows used to de-ice roads Sunday night

Flight and ferry cancellations have forced hundreds to adjust their travel plans and the next dump of snow could cause further delays.

Police departments across Greater Victoria are asking motorists to stay off roads if possible and to use caution if heading out. Winter tires and chains for commercial vehicles are required on portions of major highways including the Malahat.

“If you don’t see a snowflake or M+S (Mud + Snow) stamped on your tire, then you are ill-equipped for driving today. Please stay home,” tweeted Saanich Police.

RELATED: Economic impact of a snow day could be millions, say business leaders



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