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OMG Snow?

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The problem with snow on the coast is it's really wet, heavy, slushy snow. Very bad combination.

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So why is the weatherman wrong again? It was to be sunny this week with fog periods. How come they are so far off the mark?

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Not only snow but also freezing rain in some areas and icy road conditions... YIKES!!!

Accidents all over according to Global BC News and the road crews were not prepared for this.

Per CKNW twiiter traffic report:

RT @MEESHjCali: @news1130traffic 14 car pile up at 15th st. Nvan due to icy conditions. Avoid downhill street period!!!!!!!

8:22 #DELTABC Nordel Way is closed from 112th to the bottom of the hill because of icy conditions

8:13 #VANCOUVER Accident on 49th Ave eastbound just east of cambie in the right lane

RT @IamKGB: @news1130traffic car accident on west 12 at Oak east bound in left hand turn lane - police car in middle lane - traffic back ...

RT @Janni_Joy: @Janni_Joy @News1130Traffic - ICY ICY roads in langley - vehicles sliding up & down 208th - stay away

RT @ellensmith1029: @news1130traffic its snowing in Richmond

RT @amariey_: Avoid 41st. Westbound traffic is blocked off from Fraser st. Take 49th or 33rd instead. @news1130traffic

RT @goodguygraeme: @news1130traffic there's a couple accidents in Burnaby, southbound on Gilmore Diversion and Canada Way. Drive safe!

RT @MEESHjCali: @news1130traffic BLACK ICE WARNING!!! 41st main and fraser! Too many accidents... Slow down you won't know till it hits you!

7:44 #COQUITLAM There's a rear ender on #BCHwy1 westbound just after the Cape Horn in the middle lane

RT @amkisses: @news1130traffic two accidents on North Fraser Way - it's like a sheet of ice so definitely slow down. Police & ambula ...

7:25 #SURREYBC A vehicle ran into the back of a bus on 68th Ave eastbound just before King George Blvd in the right lane

RT @redoktobre: @news1130traffic There's an accident on 49th Avenue & Boundary Road in Vancouver/Burnaby. Northbound traffic in Bou ...

RT @worldserious42: @news1130traffic prince ed @41st buses lined up. It's a no go zone. http://t.co/EhdUzBex

RT @xdipp1: @news1130traffic @aja_mir all of 41st is black ice. Upto 15 buses r stopped Aswell. Their power lines r possibly frozen

RT @Emerg_Info: @news1130traffic - SLOW DOWN - its black ice - you should be crawling - cause you won't know your on ice until you hit ...

RT @aja_mir counted 12 accidents on 41st between main and fraser. Stay away!

RT @dramajawanda: @news1130traffic cars galore stuck on black ice going up the nordel hill towards Scott road

7:06 #VANCOUVER Accident on Knight St northbound near 38th in the right lane

7:04 #BURNABY There's an accident on Gilmore Ave just north of Canada Way affecting both directions

How can they not be prepared for this when the temperatures have been below freezing for more than a week now? Vancouver is probably the worst city when it comes to preparation for snowy conditions. What do they do with our tax dollars.

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So why is the weatherman wrong again? It was to be sunny this week with fog periods. How come they are so far off the mark?

Because we live next to the ocean, west coast?? Kind of hard to predict weather.

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How can they not be prepared for this when the temperatures have been below freezing for more than a week now? Vancouver is probably the worst city when it comes to preparation for snowy conditions. What do they do with our tax dollars.

Bike Lanes.

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Black ice all over UBC. So close to slipping and falling so many times, good thing I ended at 12 today.

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How can they not be prepared for this when the temperatures have been below freezing for more than a week now? Vancouver is probably the worst city when it comes to preparation for snowy conditions. What do they do with our tax dollars.

You've haven't seen the UK then.

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It seems like it won't stop snowing, with the way things have gone so far today.

Did the meteorologists even say it would snow today?

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Gorgeous day as long as you didn't have to drive around in it lol

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It literally took me an hour to get from Brentwood Station to BCIT. Would've been longer if it weren't for that super nice off-duty bus driver.

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Looks like this is going to be the year without snow for Victoria.

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Looks like this is going to be the year without snow for Victoria.

It depends. Back in the day I recall a good dump of snow in Victoria back some 50 years ago in early April.
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After pounding the US Northeast and southern Ontario the massive snowstorm is hitting Atlantic Canada with up to 40 cm of snow coupled with winds of up to 100 kph moving in..

There are power outages and dozens of flight cancellations today in Atlantic Canada, which is in the path of a major snowstorm.

It appears Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will get the worst, with up to 40 centimetres of snow expected.

Forecasters say in some areas, the snow will be whipped by winds of up to 100 km/h, cutting visibility to almost zero. Severe whiteout conditions are reported for Nova Scotia's Cobequid Pass, the toll highway.

They also warn there could be some flooding along the Nova Scotia coast between Halifax and Yarmouth.

Over 5,000 customers woke up without electricity Saturday morning in Nova Scotia.

The power outage stretches from Yarmouth to St. Margarets Bay.

Nova Scotia Power said it hopes to restore electricity by 11 p.m. The utility says high wind and snow in the Barrington, Pubnico and Shelburne areas have crews working hard to restore service.

In New Brunswick, about 600 people in the St. Stephen area are in the dark this morning.

So far in Prince Edward Island, the lights are still on.

Travel challenges

Most of the flights flying out of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport have been cancelled.

"We've got two crews working to keep the runways clear. But the issue is the blowing snow and the visibility. Of course visibility is a huge concern for pilots. The airlines will see what the visibility is when the time comes and that will be their deciding factor," said airport spokeswoman Ashley Gallant.

All Marine Atlantic crossings have been cancelled today.

The region's inter-provincial bus service, Maritime Bus, has also cancelled all its scheduled routes today.

Most wharfs on the eastern side of Cape Sable Island are under water and Route 330 is impassable as a result.

Dick Crowell, emergency measures co-ordinator in Barrington, said about a metre of water is covering the highway.

"There was a roof on one of the older homes lying in the middle of the road in Clark's Harbour. I believe that's been cleared up. There are lots of lines down. There are trees that are down and one of the fish plants has about three feet of water all around it," he said.

Atlantic Canada is being pummeled by two fierce snowstorms that are combining.

One storm hit southern Ontario and Quebec on Friday, leading to at least three deaths in Ontario — two on the roads and an 80-year-old woman who was shovelling her driveway.

The other snowstorm hammered the northeastern United States, sweeping across the New York-to-Boston corridor.

The storm has dumped 47 centimetres of snow in parts of central Connecticut. More than 40 centimetres of snow is covering Mansfield, Mass., just southwest of Boston.

The U.S. National Weather Service says more than 90 centimetres of snow is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 70.1 centimetres.

Throughout the U.S. Northeast, 500,000 homes and businesses had lost electricity by Friday night as wet snow, freezing rain and howling winds caused havoc. Most outages are in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Thousands of flights have been grounded. New York City's airports are closed.

There's about 30 centimetres of snow east of the city.
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All that shoveling was brutal :( Spent a solid hour out there already. Probably still have to go out in a bit and do some more.

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