The fountain in front of the B.C. Legislature froze over Monday morning. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C. Legislature fountain freezes solid during cold snap

Cold snap freezes B.C. Legislature fountain

Victoria isn’t missing out on the Island-wide cold snap, not even at the Legislature.

The fountain at the front steps of the B.C. Legislature crystallized into a sputtering icicle display Monday morning, giving promise of a cold day.

On Monday morning the temperature in Victoria was -4.8 C, but felt more like -12 with windchill, with light flurries.

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The cold isn’t set to stop anytime soon. Environment Canada forecasts a chance of more flurries for Monday night and Tuesday morning in Greater Victoria, with a high of 0 C and overnight temperatures -5 C. A chance of flurries are predicted until Friday.

ALSO READ: Greater Victoria schools open despite snow

While the cold isn’t pleasant, it can sure be picturesque.

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The fountain in front of the B.C. Legislature froze over Monday morning. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

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