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Environment Canada issues 'special weather statement' for Richmond, Metro Vancouver

Snow is in the forecast starting Saturday evening.
Snow plow image. File photo

Environment Canada is warning Richmond and Metro Vancouver residents that snow is in the forecast starting this weekend.

According to the special weather statement released on Thursday, snow may begin on Saturday evening an continue to Sunday afternoon before it becomes mixed with rain.

Metro Vancouver can expect a potential snowfall of two to five centimetres in total.

Eastern and inland areas of Vancouver Island will likely see the most snow with amounts from five to 15 centimetres.

The weather statement is in effect for: 

  • Metro Vancouver -- central including the City of Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver -- North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver -- northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver -- southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver -- southwest including Richmond and Delta

People working and spending time outside are reminded to dress warm and to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.