All flights out of Victoria International Airport have been grounded, with few arrivals making it to the tarmac, due to a heavy snowfall in the city.
Multiple flights are delayed or cancelled. Roads are very slippery. If you are driving to the airport please exercise extreme caution and give yourself extra time. Check our website for latest arrival and departure updates and contact the airline if necessary. #yyj #yyjops #yyjtraffic #yyjweather
While Victoria might be seeing all white, YYJ has a near all-red departure screen as numerous flights have been cancelled.
YYJ posted on social media cautioning flyers to check their flights as “multiple flights have been delayed or cancelled” and to drive carefully on the roads to due to the severe weather.
Environment Canada (EC) issued a snowfall warning for Greater Victoria, expecting total amounts of 10 to 25-centimetres of snow.
Their warning also note that the rapidly accumulating snow to make travel difficult and cause lowered visibility.
Multiple flights are delayed or cancelled. Roads are slippery. If you're driving to the airport please exercise extreme caution & give yourself extra time. Check our website for latest arrivals & departures info & contact the airline if necessary. https://t.co/P8SzQcnJU2— Victoria Int Airport (@Fly_YYJ) February 11, 2019
The EC weather station located at YYJ reported a visibility rating of only 0.8-kilometres.
However, EC does expect snow to relent near midnight.