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Snow covers Lower Mainland overnight causing slew of power outages

Environment Canada: Snowfall will continue until Monday morning
Abbotsford saw its first snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6:

Snow blanketed the Lower Mainland last night, causing a slew of power outages this morning. Environment Canada now says that the snow will taper off around midday.

More snow will fall on Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley tonight, according to the special weather statement from Environment Canada.

The regions will see snow accumulations of anywhere from 2 to 10 centimetres starting this evening, Dec. 5, and continuing until Monday morning.

The cold-weather system is approaching from B.C.’s south coast, starting over Vancouver Island and spreading to the mainland overnight. It is expected to transition into a mix of rain and wet snow by noon, Dec. 6.

Snow accumulations are likely, especially regarding higher elevations, according to Environment Canada.

They are warning drivers to be prepared for changing weather conditions during their morning commutes.

Seven-day forecasts for the following week show a mix of rain and snow will continue.

PHOTOS: Shovels and plows come out as snow falls in Abbotsford