Vancouver snowstorm impacts flights at YVR

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver International Airport says incoming snowy weather has resulted in about 15 per cent of flights being cancelled.

It says it worked with airlines to adjust their schedules to delay or cancel flights in and out of the airport, particularly overnight.

The airport says its weather models are predicting 15 to 25 centimetres of snow, most of it coming between 7 p.m. and midnight.

This comes after Environment Canada issued snowfall and winter storm warnings over much of the province as a weather system moves from north to south across the province this weekend.

The airport is encouraging passengers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport.

But, it says its staff is already working to keep runways and taxiways clear, and its de-icing facility is "fully operational."

"Passengers should know that such a move is not taken lightly and is done with their safety top of mind working with our airline partners and other agencies," the airport said in a news release on Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2023.

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