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Snow coming to the Coast Tuesday night

Environment Canada is predicting 10 to 20cm of snow in the southern Sunshine Coast
Town of Gibsons staff work to clear the snow from the streets of Lower Gibsons during a January 2020 winter storm.

Enjoy the last rays of sun before the snow hits Tuesday evening. 

Environment Canada is predicting a Pacific low pressure system will bring 10 to 20cm of snow in the southern Sunshine Coast region, with temperatures hovering around 0C.

The snow is set to begin Tuesday evening and last into Wednesday.

Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) facilities are expected to open late on Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to inclement weather, the SCRD announced Tuesday afternoon. All SCRD recreational facilities, the Sechelt Landfill and the Pender Harbour Transfer Station will be delayed in opening. Patrons are asked to check the SCRD website, which will announce potential opening times before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Curbside collection may also be affected.

In a social media post, the Town of Gibsons asked residents not to park on the street after snow begins to fall, to help make room for snowplows. The town’s message said crews will be dispatched to clear roads on a priority basis, and reminds residents to have their shovels and salt ready. In Gibsons, property owners are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks around their property by 10 a.m. after the snowfall ends or before more than 10cm of snow accumulates.

SD46 will announce any school bus cancellations on Twitter and its website at

To check road conditions before setting off to work Wednesday, visit DriveBC.