The University of Victoria has announced an event cancellation and a late opening of athletics facilities.
Environment Canada said a widespread 10 to 20 centimetres is expected across Vancouver Island with 20 to 30 cm for East Vancouver Island and Inland Vancouver Island.
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The weather agency said a low pressure centre will approach Vancouver Island tonight. Snow will intensify during the night. A further 10 to 15 cm of snow will fall over southern Vancouver Island by Wednesday morning.
The snow will ease on Wednesday morning for Port Renfrew and Greater Victoria.
Periods of snow will continue for Inland Vancouver Island and East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo on Wednesday. A second round of heavy snow returns Wednesday night for these two regions before changing to rain Wednesday overnight.
Royal Roads University says tomorrow is a snow day. The campus is closed and on-site classes are cancelled for Jan. 15. For students staying on campus Habitat Café will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crews will be clearing paths and campus security is available 24 hours at 250-391-2525.
The University of Victoria has announced an event cancellation and late opening of athletics facilities.
School and school event closures
- Royal Roads University
- UVic’s Wellness Week event An Evening with Jordin Tootoo at the Farquar Auditorium on Jan. 15 has been postponed. Ticket holders will be notified.
- UVic athletics facilities in CARSA, McKinnon and ISC will open later than usual at 8 a.m. on Jan. 15.
This is a developing story. Please check back for more information early Jan. 15.