Wind and snowfall warning in effect for Metro Vancouver

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      As more wintry conditions hit B.C.'s south coast region today and tomorrow, many municipalities across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley may experience strong winds and snowfall.   

      Today (February 8), Environment Canada announced that a wind warning is in effect as Arctic outflow winds will reach the Lower Mainland tonight and tomorrow (February 9).

      Winds are expected to develop up to 90 kilometres per hour over southeastern Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the southern Gulf Islands, and Greater Victoria.

      Snow is expected for the south coast, as a low develops off Vancouver Island. Accumulations of two to four centimetres are expected in Metro Vancouver.

      Consequently, reduced visibility and changing road conditions may result from winds combined with falling snow.

      Environment Canada also warned that property damage or injury due to loose objects is possible.  

      The Vancouver Police Department Marine Unit also reminded boat owners to ensure their vessels are secured due to strong winds today and tomorrow.