Surrey schools closed after Environment Canada issues another snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver

Transit riders can expect delays due to heavy passenger volumes and problems on certain bus routes

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      More than 70,000 students in the province's largest school district are going to have a snow day.

      That's because just before 6:30 a.m. on Twitter, Surrey announced that all of its schools will be closed.

      Public schools in Langley and many independent schools are also closed, but public schools will remain open in Vancouver.

      Meanwhile, yesterday's snowfall has hampered transit service this morning.

      Weather issues have led to a shuttle train operating between Columbia and Lougheed stations. Customers have to change trains at each location to reach their destination.

      Ongoing maintenance has also led to a shuttle train operating between Stadium–Chinatown and Waterfront stations.

      TransLink has requested that customers set aside extra time for their commute and check its website for any alerts regarding bus and train routes.

      Early this morning, Environment Canada issued another snowfall warning following a similar alert on Sunday (February 10).

      Today, residents of Metro Vancouver can anticipate a "long period of snowfall", with 10 to 15 centimetres expected.

      "A second low pressure centre in as many days will give more snow to the South Coast beginning this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday morning," the national weather forecaster stated on its website. "This second disturbance will spread snow to virtually the entire South Coast with heaviest amounts falling tonight." 

      There could be even higher levels of snow on Vancouver Island.