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Tri-Cities' first blast of snow ushers in chilly stretch of sunny weather

Snow stayed on the ground at higher levels in Coquitlam and Port Moody on Sunday. More cold weather is expected for the week.

The Tri-Cities is in for a sunny, dry, cold stretch of weather after several days of rain — and even snow at higher levels.

Coquitlam and Port Moody saw some big white flakes as temperatures dropped, bringing snow into the region the afternoon of Sunday (Nov. 6).

On social media, Tri-City residents posted photos of roads, fields and even a Port Moody girls' soccer game that continued despite the snow.

"It was hot chocolate all round afterwards. Was the first time any of them had played in the snow. We shortened the second half to avoid hypothermia," said Keir Macdonald on Twitter after posting photos of his daughter's Port Moody soccer game.

In Coquitlam, Coun. Craig Hodge posted an image of a snowy street and urged people to get their snow tires on and sign up to become a snow angel.

"Time to get the snow tires on and remember to check out Coquitlam's winter wise program for information about snow removal, parking restrictions, garbage collection and how to volunteer to be a snow angel," said Hodge on Facebook.

On its Winter Wise page, the City of Coquitlam has information about how snow plow routes affect parking, and it encourages residents to sign up for notifications.

The coming week will continue to be chilly — but mostly sunny — with temperature highs ranging from 6 to 9 C and lows ranging from zero to -3 C, according to the weather network.