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Snow in forecast for Vancouver Island, including Greater Victoria

Between two and 10 centimetres is expected beginning Sunday night and lasting into Monday — possibly affecting the morning commute.
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Snow was accumulating on Vancouver Island highways on Dec. 4, 2021.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Vancouver Island and Greater Victoria.

Between two and 10 centimetres is expected beginning Sunday night and lasting into Monday — possibly affecting the morning commute.

The snow is expected to taper off or change to rain mixed with wet snow by noon Monday.

In Greater Victoria, the warning covers the Malahat from the Goldstream area to Mill Bay. Snow is expected Sunday night into Monday afternoon with accumulations of five to 10 centimetres near the water and 10 to 15 cm inland.

Snow is expected in other parts of the Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, as well.

The forecast is the result of a strong frontal system from the Pacific combined with cold surface temperatures.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” Environment Canada said. “Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.”

Road conditions are available from Drive B.C.

jbell@timescolonist.com