Vancouver woke up Sunday to a (predicted) winter wonderland, with snow-covered streets, fallen trees and pockets of power outages.
The sunny Sunday morning was majestic for many in the city who got to take in the shimmering scene without having to worry about a commute or work. But for hundreds across the city and metro area, the snow was a bit more problematic since many side streets hadn't been plowed yet.
As of 11:30 a.m., B.C. Hydro was still showing at least six power outages inside the city, while Metro Vancouver contended with more than two dozen. The largest in the city affected 519 customers, according to BC Hydro.
As the snow fell overnight, some locals decided to venture out while it was dark out to catch the falling snow as it blanketed the city.
While many may have been frustrated by how their Sunday started, others took advantage of the sparkling streets since it's not everyday Vancouver gets fresh snow and a sunny morning.
Vancouver sure is sexy covered in sugar 🏔️ ❄️ pic.twitter.com/JfZEKthkkw— 👆🏼Bullet Bill👆🏼 (@djbulletbill) February 26, 2023
The snow story in BC’s Lower Mainland will be different from community to community or even neighborhood to neighborhood. In my part of Vancouver, it’s actually quite beautiful this morning. Hope everyone is staying safe. pic.twitter.com/AWZPemib7Y— Ian Hanomansing (@ianhanomansing) February 26, 2023
Beautiful morning to fly into Vancouver, BC. Even got a rare but brief Brockton Spectre Glory out of it! #bcstorm #ShareYourWeather @50ShadesofVan @ensembleator @weathernetwork @jwhittalTWN @MMadryga @KGordonGlobalBC pic.twitter.com/UlMUzcEekD— Brad Atchison (@Brad604) February 26, 2023
Not everyone is enjoying the day, though.
This is it, I think I've captured "winter driving in Vancouver" in a single photo pic.twitter.com/pbzDJ3bS05— Mihai Cirstea (@Mihai_Cirstea_) February 26, 2023