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Hang onto your hats, Vancouver, more snow is coming

Metro Vancouver took a big hit of the cold white stuff Wednesday afternoon and evening, and while some communities are still digging out, Thursday's warmer temps and periods of sun will be just a short reprieve.
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How was your Wednesday night commute home in Metro Vancouver? Raise your hand if you had to break out the shovel, too.

The region took a big hit of the cold white stuff Wednesday afternoon and evening, and while some communities are still digging out--South Delta, who took a big dumping of snow, we're looking at you--Thursday's warmer temps and periods of sun will be just a short reprieve.

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver for Thursday and Friday, which covers Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Delta, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.

"A brief interlude of dry and mainly sunny conditions over the Inner South Coast will end on Friday as a trough of low pressure moves southwards along the BC coast. Moisture associated with the trough will result in snow beginning early on Friday morning."

Ah, yes. More SNOW.

The weather agency continues: "With the temperatures expected to rise above freezing on Friday afternoon the snow will likely change to rain or become mixed with rain over most areas."

Environment Canada is calling for a variable amount of snowfall across the region, "with the highest accumulations possibly reaching 5 to 10 cm by late Friday afternoon."

Everyone in the lower mainland is urged to monitor weather alerts and forecast, and you can use the hashtag #bcstorm to tweet reports from where you stand (or where your car is stuck) to Environment Canada. If you're a transit user, check for route delays and updates via @translink on Twitter.