Waking up to the snow might be pretty, but it’s causing a headache for most of the Island.
According to BC Transit’s Twitter page, all bus routes may be late in Greater Victoria.
The BC Transit website has been experiencing an ongoing website outage, concerned transit riders are urged to check for updates via Twitter, Facebook or the Transit app.
Transit service has resumed on Saltspring Island, but is servicing the main road only.
As of 10:30 a.m. a list of detours and cancellations has been posted:
Route 13 – Closed
Route 22 Vic General/Hillside Mall – Not servicing Holland/Hasting, Little Wilkinson
Route 32 N/B – only Royal Oak L-Pat Bay Hwy R-Sayward to regular route
Route 35 Ridge – still closed
Route 54 Metchosin and 55 Happy Valley – not servicing Duke Road
Route 63 not servicing Whiffin Spit
Route 64 not servicing Lanilar Loop turning around Gillespie at Rock Point
Route 72 Swartz Bay/Downtown – not servicing McTavish Park and Ride
Route 75 Not servicing Verdier
Route 82 Saanichton/Sidney – not servicing McTavish Park and Ride
Route 83 Sidney/Brentwood/Royal Bay – not servicing Verdier Loop, Quayle, Beaver or Beaver Lake Road, McTavish Park and Ride
handyDART is running on essential service only today
10:30 a.m. Update: Due to weather and road conditions all bus routes may be late in Greater Victoria. A list of cancellations and detours is available below. All other routes are on regular routing. If you have questions about a specific route, please call 2503826161. #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/7npFUv9ejv
— BC Transit (@BCTransit) February 11, 2019
The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infastructure warns drivers to use caution on the roads today, tweeting a reminder that speed limits are for ideal conditions and to slow down.
⚠️Approach intersections with caution & maintain safe following distances. Expect your average road speed to be slower than normal.⚠️
Make sure your Headlights are ON.⚠️ pic.twitter.com/cFSlLRfHGL
— DriveBC VI (@DriveBC_VI) February 11, 2019
A reminder not to pass snow plows on the road was also tweeted out this morning by Mainroad North Island Contracting LP.
Please do not pass snow plows. It’s not safe. Attempting to pass a plow truck, you put yourself, passenger(s), the #snowplow operator & other motorists at risk. Remember, the #BCHwy ahead hasn't been plowed yet so please take your time, be patient & stay safe. #bcstorm pic.twitter.com/tkfzQgXIUk
— Mainroad North Island Contracting LP (@MainroadNIsland) February 11, 2019