Monday January 16, 2011

Local News

Snow Day Monday

Inclement weather popular with kids but drivers' bane

Staff/Voice photos

 

Traffic was light in Chilliwack Monday as most people stayed off the roads.

 

nvironment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the Fraser Valley early Monday and almost as soon as the alert was put out, a tractor-trailer loaded with beer overturned on Hwy. 1 landing in the median separating eastbound and westbound traffic. The driver was able to get out of the cab and there were no reports of injuries.

 

Accidents continued to mount up throughout the morning. Just prior to noon a multi-vehicle accident was reported in the westbound lanes just east of Prest Rd. on Hwy. 1.

More snow is on the way for Tuesday and Wednesday. According to Environment Canada, the temperature will be hovering around 3-4C. Tuesday will see an abnormal temperature trend with a daytime high of -2C and a low overnight of -1C.

Wednesday will be the coldest day this week with -7C forecast. Predictions of wind also on Wednesday will mean the temperature will plummet down to about -20C with the wind chill factor. Rain and/or flurries will round out the rest of the week.

Propsera Centre was busy as usual with local kids sliding.

For current road conditions visit: www.drivebc.ca

See more photos from around Chilliwack on Monday below.

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