Vancouver bus and SkyTrain service, B.C. Ferries disrupted by snow

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      Due to snow, slush, and ice, if you're planning on commuting in Vancouver today, be sure to factor in extra travel time, warm clothes, and patience. Also, consider alternate travel routes or other means of transportation.

      If you're taking transit, be prepared for long lineups as well as buses operating at maximum rider capacity that may not be able to pick anyone up.

      It's important to note that numerous bus routes are experiencing delays, including No. 8, 9, 16, 20, 29, 151, 152, C24, C28, and C29 buses.

      HandyDART is running only essential services across most of the Lower Mainland.

      SFU cancelled classes at its Burnaby campus due to road conditions.

      Numerous buses have been reported stuck at 4th Avenue and Alma Street, 10th Avenue and Alma Street, Granville Street and 16th Avenue, and Granville Street and 64th Avenue.

      Several buses were backed up at the bottom of the hill at the south end of the Granville Street bridge around 9 a.m. but the backlog has since cleared up.

      Granville Street Bridge
      Craig Takeuchi

      SkyTrain's Expo and Millenium Line have been experiencing several safety alarms going off at various stations due to heavy snow accumulation.

      Thus far, the Canada Line has been unaffected.

      The SeaBus, the West Coast Express, and the West Van Blue Bus are also all operating normally.

      For transit alerts and advisories, visit this TransLink webpage or check the TransLink Twitter account.

      Due to delays and increased transit usage, long lineups, like this one at Broadway and Granville, are appearing at bus stops.
      Craig Takeuchi

      The Vancouver Airport is working to keep operations running smoothly.

      However, all passengers are advised to check the status of their flight.

      B.C. Ferries has experienced some delays. Passengers are advised to take precautions due to ice and snow on the road at the Langdale terminal.

      All Vancouver property owners and tenants are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the full width of sidewalks surrounding their properties by 10 a.m. on the morning following a snowfall. Any failure to do so may result in fines.

      The City of Vancouver has a fleet of 44 trucks to salt and brine major roads.

      Here is a map of the snow removal routes in Vancouver:

      Vancouver snow removal routes
      City of Vancouver