Vancouver is starting to go into shutdown mode because of the snowy weather, and it's safe to say that locals are not at all pleased. The city is a huge mess today and residents are feeling it the worst. Vancouver's snow chaos is causing TransLink delays, broken buses, school shutdowns and locals are about ready to give up. Many have taken to social media to document just how chaotic it is outside and to complain about the snowy mess.
After the snowfall hit Vancouver hard yesterday, it was no surprise that transit delays and broken-down buses would affect commuters this morning. There have been massive lines and crowds of Vancouverites trying to take transit during their route to work. In response to the weather, TransLink routes have been delayed all day, especially the Expo line.
This winter season had been pretty mild in Vancouver until now, and it looks like the city is not necessarily prepared. With all the transit delays and shutdowns across Metro Vancouver, locals are not impressed by how it's all being handled.
Finally snow in Vancouver pic.twitter.com/pizgI1wEW5— MRDJENOVICH (@darkomrdjenovic) February 11, 2019
Translink has been one of the biggest pains for Vancouverites this snowy morning. There have been several delays and even transit shutdowns, and massive lineups are forming at numerous stations.
Totally flabbergasted at @TransLink #SkyTrain this morning. It's like they had no idea it was going to snow! Current lineup for M Line, E Line center platform is FULL. #SnowMageddon2019 apparently. #BCStorm #Burnaby #publictransit #Vancouver https://t.co/0AVDWJRxrx pic.twitter.com/Xlx7gDQkPJ— Mike T (@cookncarpenter) February 11, 2019
I try not to take the #Skytrain between 8-10am but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Whenever there’s any sort of problem, like today, it’s insane. What’s the solution? I try not to drive but it’s becoming increasingly hard to avoid doing so (yes, I walk/bike when I can). #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/JUFUEs2O8d— Kevin Eastwood (@Kevin_Eastwood) February 11, 2019
First train in 25 minutes. Two of the doors weren't opening. Probably because people were pushing them open to get on. #newwestminster #skytrain #bcstorm #mytranslink #delays pic.twitter.com/HVFRTPwS89— Ms. Mayette (@mizmayette) February 11, 2019
Happy Monday Vancouver pic.twitter.com/xTXaBl2rKV— Unition Otter (@unitionotter) February 11, 2019
If you can, you may want to delay your commute this morning - here’s the scene at Commercial-Broadway #SkyTrain @NEWS1130 Thanks @TransLink for trying to keep things moving! pic.twitter.com/W4GIqNhOhI— Mike (@carsncars) February 11, 2019
Others have just been annoyed over the snowy mess in general, and many have even said that Vancouver does not know how to handle snow.
Roads are pretty bad right now considering Vancouver is a city that rarely gets snow (no plows out and it has been snowing for 7 hours)... schools aren’t called until 7am but I have a long commute and will have to leave at 6:30 considering the road conditions. Fantastic pic.twitter.com/hvTTRxMDJX— Meaghan Murphy⚓ (@mmurph_10) February 11, 2019
Vancouver, why the f is every single city so unprepared when it starts snowing? The roads are just ridiculous... #vancouversnow— Tash Bolina (@natashabolina) February 11, 2019
A little snowfall can cause a huge hassle in #Vancouver, where some winters don’t see snow all. Many flights cancelled including mine from a weekend trip so the bus is my office today. Colleagues taking transit to work are stranded, too, with trains out of service. pic.twitter.com/V3m4I9NXYs— Joanna Chiu 趙淇欣 (@joannachiu) February 11, 2019
Unfortunately for Vancouverites, the snow is expected to continue at least through tomorrow morning, according to Environment Canada. The snow and cold weather is the most that Vancouver has seen in over 10 years.
Until the snow mess is over, get ready for major delays in your commute and brace for the chaos that snowfall brings to Vancouver.