Metro Vancouver pounded by hail and flash flooding in freak storm (VIDEO)

Drive BC says 'winter has landed on the roads around the Alex Fraser bridge, drive carefully and expect delays'

A freak storm passed through Metro Vancouver late this morning and caused a number of commuter delays.

On Friday, Nov.30 at 11:04 am, Drive BC tweeted that, “Winter has landed on the roads around the #AlexFraser bridge, drive carefully and expect delays.”

In addition, they shared an image of a hail-covered bridge, along with a wet camera lens. As such, it was evident that heavy rain accompanied a hailstorm on the crossing.

Similarly, a number of other Twitter users shared images and videos of the storm. In some areas, such as some streets in New Westminster, there was heavy flooding.

The Weather Network has also released its B.C. winter forecast and it may come as a shock to some. In fact, it is looking decidedly mild overall.

The Lower Mainland is expected to see fewer episodes of Arctic air as well as fewer threats of significant snow.