Richmond is still under a snowfall warning after receiving a dump of snow on Sunday with more expected to come.
While all Richmond public schools were open Monday, some private schools and one post-secondary closed due to the weather. The school district is expected to announce Tuesday morning whether public schools will remain open.
All Richmond SD38 Schools are open. Please travel with care.— Richmond Schools (@RichmondSD38) February 11, 2019
Confirmed Richmond private school closures include
- Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy
- Canada Star Secondary School
- Choice School
- Cornerstone Christian Academy
- St. Joseph the Worker
- St. Paul’s School
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has also cancelled its classes at all campuses today, including in Richmond.
ALL KPU CAMPUSES ARE CLOSED - Monday, February 11, 6:52am. All KPU campuses are closed due to severe weather, poor travel conditions and Environment Canada snowfall warning. For updates check the campus status page: https://t.co/g6osxNJ1Kb— KwantlenU (@KwantlenU) February 11, 2019
Meanwhile, one Grade 12 Richmond student has started a petition to see all Richmond schools closed. The petition has received thousands of signatures.
“This would be in the best interests for the safety of the parents and students who are part of the Richmond schools,” Muhammad Ghumman wrote, who goes to Richmond Secondary School.
Snowfall warning still in place
Environment Canada updated its snowfall warning Monday morning, stating more snow was expected on the South Coast starting Monday afternoon and continuing into Tuesday morning.
“This second disturbance will spread snow to virtually the entire South Coast with heaviest amounts falling tonight,” Environment Canada's statement says. “Total snowfall amounts will vary across the region with 10 to 15 cm falling in most areas with somewhat higher amounts possible on Vancouver Island.”
Snowfall could begin again for the commute home. For everyone's safety, drive carefully for the conditions and shovel your sidewalks. #RichmondBC crews will continue their work today and this evening. https://t.co/yKS0LLsY5h— City of Richmond (@Richmond_BC) February 11, 2019
Currently, Richmond’s weather forecast calls for snow on Monday, with a chance of flurries on Tuesday. While Wednesday is expected to be clear and sunny, snow or rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week.
With more snowfall expected, the City of Richmond is remind residents and business owners to clear their sidwalks and walkways by 10 a.m. each morning.
A reminder that property owners or occupants are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks/walkways adjacent to their property no later than 10am every day. Please help keep yourself, your family and your neighbours safe. pic.twitter.com/egrwkfPbQB— City of Richmond (@Richmond_BC) February 11, 2019
Additionally, travelers passing through Vancouver International Airport are being reminded to check flight statuses before heading to the airport.
Winter weather conditions continue at YVR with more snow in the forecast. We’ve got our whole crew working hard to get people on their way. Be safe, leave plenty of time and check with your airline for flight info before heading to the airport. #snowday pic.twitter.com/DsNBl7mDQX— Vancouver Airport (@yvrairport) February 11, 2019