More snow on its way tonight, Environment Canada predicts

Meteorologists predicting 5 cm to 10 cm in Coquitlam, with heavier snow starting around 6 p.m.

Brace yourself for another hit of snow Tuesday night with more to come through the week, as a system bringing moisture from the Pacific is expected to collide with chilly temperatures over the Lower Mainland.

Environment Canada is predicting snow to start in earnest around 6 p.m. tonight, while The Weather Network is predicting between 5 and 10 centimetres to fall overnight in Coquitlam.

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Chilly temperatures of -8 C were being reported at noon Tuesday, but for those walking about it will feel more like -15 C, according to The Weather Network.

The Weather Network is also predicting that snow will continue to fall in Coquitlam through Wednesday and Thursday, with between 5 and 10 centimetres falling each day.

The cold and snow predictions have the cities of Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam reminding property owners to shovel their walks or face a fine while a bulletin on the School District 43 website ( said information about school openings or possible closures will be posted by 6:30 a.m. in the morning.

SD43 doesn’t typically close schools and parents are encouraged to make their own decisions about student safety, and to report lateness or absences online.

Meanwhile, Coquitlam is asking people to sign up for a Snow Angels program to help shovel the sidewalks of people with limited mobility and reminding drivers to be cautious as snow clearing is done on a priority basis.

For more information, visit city websites at, and

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