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Malahat, east Island could see 10-20 cm more snow, freezing rain overnight

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Another round of snow – in the range of 10 to 20 cm – is expected on the Malahat and east Vancouver Island Thursday (Jan. 18). (DriveBC)

As another round of snow falls on Vancouver Island, the Malahat and east Vancouver Island could see 10 to 20 cm of the white stuff Thursday (Jan. 18).

A Pacific low pressure system combined with cold outflow winds from the mainland inlets will produce snow over east Vancouver Island on Thursday afternoon, according to Environment Canada. Areas near the Strait of Georgia can expect 10 cm while inland areas can expect up to 20 cm.

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Driving could get even more treacherous on the Malahat and in Nanaimo overnight with a risk of freezing rain during the transition from snow to rain.

Rain is in the forecast for all areas of the Island Friday.

Snowfall closed schools and interrupted both transit and Canada Post on Wednesday.

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