Snow day! First snow of the season decorates Metro Vancouver (PHOTOS)

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The Metro Vancouver region received its first snow of the winter season Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Approximately 5 centimetres fell across the region, although some areas such as the Broadway Corridor and downtown Vancouver only received a trace of snow due to the heat island effect. Higher accumulations were seen at UBC, Point Grey, the Tri Cities, Surrey and the North Shore Mountains, which received a picturesque decorative top-to-bottom dusting.

Arterial and neighbourhood roads remain relatively clear with little snow buildup. However, drivers should beware of black ice: while it will remain sunny, temperatures will hover at 0°C throughout Saturday and will dip to -8°C tonight with a windchill of -15°C.

There were a handful of road collisions this morning including an incident that led to the temporary closure of Highway 1 eastbound at Gaglardi in Burnaby.

The accumulation from today’s snowfall is likely to remain on the ground for at least a few days. Clear, sunny and icy cold weather is expected to continue Sunday through early Thursday morning when a low pressure system brings rain and warmer temperatures.

New overnight snow at local ski mountains:

  • Cypress Mountain: 5 cms
  • Grouse Mountain: 10 cms
  • Mount Seymour: not open yet
  • Whistler Blackcomb: 6 cms

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Last day living in #Gastown, and boy is it beautiful today! #Vancouver #snow

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View from my desk at work. Not bad… Not bad at all! #vista #vancouver #winterwonderland #brrrrr

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So it snowed lastnight? Explains why I slept all through the night :) #snow #vancouver #bigsurprise

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The snow – it lingers!! Is the world ending yet?

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This morning’s jog came with a new view. ❄️#vancouver #westcoast

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Obligatory #snow photo. Hello clear #sky and #sunshine! #Winter #ubc #vancouver #saturday

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The ice almost killed me. First snow in #ubc

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Gotta love the #FirstSnow in #Vancouver! #Christmas #HoHoHo #ChristmasLights #Lights #Snow #HuffPostBC

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Morning #vancouver

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Winter Lions. #vancouver

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The snow stayed! ❄️❄️❄️#vancouver #winterishere #snow #winterwonderland

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Such a pretty view with the snow this morning, just had to post one more! #vancouver #snow

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Good Morning! #Vancouver #snow #mountains #city

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View this morning as I watch cartoons #vancouver

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#Vancouver #skyline in the snow! Nice and -6C!

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SNOWDAY!! #Vancouver #snow #ubc #sunrise #cats #christianmitchellphotography #lol

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