Sidney council have announced that, due to advice from the RCMP, they have cancelled tonight’s council meeting due to unsafe road conditions.
It is just impact of the winter weather on the Saanich Peninsula.
Saanich Police advise people not to travel unless strictly necessary and ask drivers to monitor updates saying if roads are closed or open.
The District of Central Saanich recommend people not to drive if their vehicle is not set up for winter weather. They also ask pedestrians to beware icy sidewalks.
All Saanich and Greater Victoria schools are closed because of the unsafe road conditions on the Peninsula.
BC Transit report that some of their bus routes have been affected by the snow and icy conditions.
7:30 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. pic.twitter.com/oNa9CQ5DXD— BC Transit (@BCTransit) February 11, 2019
Saanich Parks and Rec have thanked concerned people on social media and have assured park users that they will soon clear pathways after assessing and repairing weather damage to power lines.
What happened to our spring like weather? So pretty, but we know there is wind and snow damage. We are working on roadways, sidewalks and power line impacts. Then will get to parks and trails. Thanks for your patience! #SaanichParks https://t.co/Ac2QH7P9V3 pic.twitter.com/lk2aRIx2pQ— Saanich Parks & Rec (@SaanichParksRec) February 11, 2019
Saanich Fire Department are working hard to clear priority routes and will then move on to secondary objectives.
Victoria Police remind drivers to take extra time to clear all the snow off their cars.