March 9, 2009, 9:32 am
The 130 at Metrotown Loop was carrying a layer of snow this morning.
Not only did we lose an hour on Sunday, but there’s snow this morning? What a day…
Anyway, so far, snow and icy conditions on roads around Metro Vancouver are affecting bus service throughout the region.
Problem areas include Granville Street, 41st Avenue, any south slope hills in Vancouver and Burnaby (although the #20 is still making it to Harrison Loop at this time), and Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam — Community Shuttles serving the area are being held at the base of the hill.
Here’s some regional specifics:
Surrey – the #314 line is avoiding hills at 124 & 96, 123 & 100.
Richmond – No known major issues in Richmond. But the 98 B-Line is encountering major delays on the Granville corridor.
Port Coquitlam/Coquitlam/Maple Ridge/Port Moody – Community bus is not attempting to access Westwood Plateau. Service is terminating at Poco Stn. Mariner is clear.
North Vancouver – Roads are mostly cleared with some minor delays.
Vancouver – #7, #16, and #20 line are experiencing delays.
West Vancouver – All service on regular route
Due to the increasing snow fall in the greater Vancouver area HandyDART has reduced service in the New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and south of the Fraser River to essential medical services only for this morning. Stay tuned for an update this afternoon (the weather forecast promises the snow will stop by then, but we’ll see).
As always, we appreciate your patience during such inclement weather. Please remember to dress warmly and be aware you might have to walk if your bus is forced to turn around earlier than expected.
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