A man rides their bike through the snow at 152nd Street and 64th Avenue Friday morning (Jan. 10, 2020). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey deals with snow day

Snow started falling overnight Friday

An overnight snowfall in Lower Mainland has proved to be a slippery commute for Surrey drivers Friday (Jan. 10).

Environment Canada has issued a windfall warning and snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver.

READ ALSO: Lower Mainland hit with snow as forecasters anticipate cold snap

Between five to 25 centimetres of snowfall is expected to accumulate by noon Friday depending on elevation.

Friday afternoon, Environment Canada tweeted that Surrey saw about 12 centimetres throughout the day.

“An intense Pacific frontal system is producing snow over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley this morning,” the weather agency reports.

The City of Surrey’s snow-clearing crews were prepped with thousands of tonnes of salt, and on online snow plow tracker for residents to see which are the priority roads to be cleared.

READ ALSO: Surrey’s ready for winter with 17,000 tonnes of salt, online snow plow tracker

An online tool the City of Surrey launched last winter is continuing this year. It allows residents to keep tabs on where snow trucks are and to see which roads have been plowed.

See it for yourself at 511portal.com/surrey, AKA Surrey Plow Tracker.

Around 10:30 a.m., Delta Police tweeted that the Alex Fraser Bridge was shut down due to falling ice. It has since partially reopened. Drive BC tweeted that an assessment is in progress and crews are on scene.

READ ALSO: Alex Fraser Bridge partially reopened after closure due to falling ice

About 6,600 customers are without power in Surrey as of 12:50 p.m. Causes of the outages range from wire down to tree down across wire to motor vehicle accident. Some are still under investigation.

For updates on the power outages, click here.

Around 1:30, three eastbound lanes on the Port Mann Bridge closed while crews worked to clear ice. The two 152nd Street exit lanes are flowing, Surrey RCMP said.

– with files from Patrick Penner

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