Shift Into Winter Driving Quiz

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Alerts for: East Vancouver Island


11:16 AM PST Thursday 11 January 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • East Vancouver Island – Courtenay to Campbell River
  • East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo
  • East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay

Potential for snow today.
Risk of freezing rain this afternoon and evening.

An Arctic front continues to plod its way through the South Coast inlets, leaving a colder airmass in its wake. The front will remain stalled south of Squamish through Friday morning. Arctic air is also pushing out of the Fraser Valley and the Arctic front has now stalled near Abbotsford.

At the same time, precipitation from a Pacific storm off Vancouver Island will move over the cool south coast air. The track of the low will lead to strong northeasterly flow from Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley hitting the east side of Vancouver Island. The cool, strong northeast flow will increase precipitation rates, causing rain to turn to snow later today over higher terrain from Victoria all the way up to Campbell River, and over inland communities of Vancouver Island, like Port Alberni and Lake Cowichan.

Snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible over higher terrain of Greater Victoria, East Vancouver Island, Southern Gulf Islands and Inland Vancouver Island. There is also slight risk of freezing rain later this afternoon and this evening.





Don’t ruin the ​fun

Don't Drink and Drive Plan Ahead for A Ride Home Don't Drink & Drive Drinking and Driving Leave Your Car HomeWinter holiday get-togethers, summer barbeques, and cool cocktail parties throughout the year are great ways for people spend time together while enjoying alcohol responsibly.

Sadly, each year in B.C., 65 people die in crashes involving impaired driving. Almost half of those deaths happen during the summer, meanwhile other deaths happen during what should be joyous celebrations during the December holidays.

No matter what time of year, there are many options to get home safely if you’ve had a drink or two. So, whether it’s after work or play, make the smart choice. Remember, the best time to decide how to get home responsibly is before you start drinking.

Police across the province look for impaired drivers at CounterAttack roadchecks during summer and winter. ICBC supports enforcement activities such as roadchecks to help make our roads safer for everyone.

Don't Drink & Drive No Drinking and Driving

If you plan to drink, always arrange for a Safe Ride Home

We’ve come a long way since the #CounterAttack program was launched 40 years ago, but impaired driving still claims 65 lives every year in B.C.

If you plan to drink, always arrange for a #SafeRideHomeBC't Drink & Drive No Drinking and Driving