Greater Victoria snow conditions; schools close, ferries/airport open

Schools closed, roads open, BC Ferries and YYJ Airport open and operating

Ferries from Salt Spring Island to Swartz Bay are currently cancelled as BC Ferries say they are unable to access the Fulford Ferry terminal. Other ferries to and from Swartz Bay appear to be on schedule.

The Brentwood Bay ferry, which was delayed earlier, now seems to be running on time.

Arriving and departing flights out of Victoria International Airport are mostly running on time, although a limited number are running 30 minutes late.

CFB Esquimalt is closed today and those on site is limited to critical personnel only.

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The Patricia Bay Highway and Malahat are open. Both were partially closed last night for hours following car crashes due to the snow conditions. RCMP warn conditions are slippery. Drive slowly and carefully if you’re on the roads today.

Flights out of downtown Victoria via Harbour Air were cancelled all morning, with continued cancellation and delays anticipated for the early afternoon. For the most updated information, visit harbourair.com/book-a-flight/flight-status

Ferry rides down to Seattle via the Clipper are cancelled, but ferries to Port Angeles via the Coho are scheduled as usual at 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Environment Canada says 10-15 cm of snow is expected for Greater Victoria today.

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