Saanich Peninsula winter weather cancels council under police advice

Schools close, warnings to motorists, airport open

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.

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.

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.

RELATED: Snow day for students in Greater Victoria; another storm to come

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



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