Snow expected in advance of Monday morning commute in Metro Vancouver

Environment Canada is forecasting accumulations of two to 10 centimetres by December 6

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      Anyone travelling to school or work in Metro Vancouver on Monday (December 6) might want to set aside additional time.

      That's because Environment Canada has forecast two to 10 centimetres of snow in the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast near Gibsons.

      "Snow will start over Vancouver Island this evening and spread to the mainland overnight," the national weather forecaster sated in a statement this afternoon. "Depending on location, the snow is expected to taper off or transition to rain mixed with wet snow sometime near midday on Monday."

      The City of Vancouver has already crews had on the roads preparing bridge decks, hills, and priority routes, according to its Twitter feed.

      In addition, the city has opened several shelters (see the tweet below) for those who need to escape the cold weather.