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TransLink is using hockey sticks to clear ice from SkyTrain cars (PHOTOS)

A truly Canadian solution.
Photo: @SadistHailey / Twitter

While TransLink is advising would-be commuters to stay at home today, it used a rather creative device to clear ice and snow from the Skytrain this morning: hockey sticks. 

The transportation agency's staff were hard at work early Wednesday morning as the snowstorm caused numerous delays on Metro Vanouver transit. 

A commuter shared an image to Twitter of a TransLink employee using a stick to clear away ice, and noted how it was, "Such a Canadian solution."

Another local shared an image of an employee utilizing the creative solution, adding that the carbon fiber hockey sticks have an "85 flex." He also noted that service should return to capacity shortly. The transit authority has been using the extremely-Canadian method for a number of years now. Last year, locals also shared images and videos of the snow removal solution. 

TransLink has declared Wednesday "an extreme travel day," and is advising would-be riders to "stay home where possible."

Some SkyTrain stations are closed, and some bus routes are completely cancelled.

Today is an extreme travel day; please stay home where possible. Bus & SkyTrain is significantly impacted and several Stations inc King George, Sapperton and Braid are closed due to inclement weather.Please view all alerts to see the impacts to your route.

- With files from Lindsay William-Ross.