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Canada Post suspends deliveries across Metro Vancouver

Canada Post has issued a red service alert for Metro Vancouver, following Tuesday's big dump of snow
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Canada Post is the latest service to be affected by Tuesday’s significant snowfall across Metro Vancouver.

The postal service issued a red service alert for Metro Vancouver on Tuesday evening, temporarily suspended all deliveries until it’s “safe to do so.”

Red service alerts have also been issued in the Fraser Valley and South Vancouver Island.

Canada Post said the safety of employees is its number one priority and delivery will resume once conditions improve and it’s safe to do so.

The 25 centimetres of snow that fell Monday night into Tuesday has caused widespread disruption across the Metro Vancouver transit system and especially at YVR, where scores of flights were cancelled or delayed.

Even today, the airport announced that it was temporarily limiting the number of international arrivals until it has cleared the backlog of flights from yesterday.

More snow and freezing rain is on the way late Thursday into Friday, as an Arctic air blast continues to cause problems for Metro Vancouver.