Surrey School Superintendent Jordan Tinney shared this photo Tuesday morning, as he announced the district’s schools would be closed for the second day in a row due to snow. (Photo: Twitter@jordantinney)

Island transportation options slowed by snow

A rundown of closures and cancellations for Tuesday, February 12

Many businesses and institutions throughout Vancouver Island are closed today due to inclement weather.

The RCMP continues to recommend people stay off of roads, unless absolutely necessary, and only if they have proper tires. Main roads are being tackled by crews, but side streets remain snow covered.

Read more: 80,000 litres of brine, 45 plows used to de-ice roads Sunday night

CFB Esquimalt remains closed, with only essential personnel on site.

B.C. Transit warns riders to expect delays and cancellations, and encourages people to check for updates on their website, which is back up and running.

Read more: More BC Transit delays, route closures caused by heavy snowfall

BC Ferries are operating, but experiencing slight delays on sailings to the Gulf Islands.

Numerous flights, arriving and departing, from Victoria International Airport are cancelled or delayed. Comox and Nanaimo airports are also having weather-related issues. Visit their websites for more information on specific flights.

Read more: Snow leaves more than 65 people sleeping at Victoria International Airport

All Island school districts except North Island are closed today, as are: Vancouver Island University, North Island College, Discovery School, Royal Roads University, UVic, and both Interurban and Lansdowne Camosun College campuses.

Read more: Another snow day for Greater Victoria students

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