A bus struggles with fast-falling snow Feb. 11 in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

A bus struggles with fast-falling snow Feb. 11 in Victoria. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Slick roads, whiteout conditions halt drivers across Greater Victoria

Up to 25 cm expected across the region this evening and overnight

Traffic is terrible everywhere Monday afternoon as snow comes down across Greater Victoria leaving roads slick and some areas in whiteout conditions.

The Pat Bay Highway is particularly bad warns Central Saanich Police Service via Twitter.

They’re on Highway 17 just south of Island View Rd with vehicles stuck in the snow and ice in both lanes. Traffic in the area is backed up and moving very slow.

BC Transit tells users to expect delays and even route cancellations.

Saanich Police and Sidney North Saanich RCMP warned drivers early to prepare, in light of the, up to 25 cm of snow expected to fall across the region this evening and overnight.

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“Many people aren’t familiar with snow driving, and over estimate their abilities (or their vehicles capabilities) and this could cause unnecessary calls for service,” RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau told Black Press. “With the anticipated snowfall tonight, people need to remember that although right now they may be able to get to their destination, they may not be able to safely get back, and this too will cause more trouble than necessary.”



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

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