A few inches of snow caused the usual mild traffic chaos around Langley and the rest of the Lower Mainland on Wednesday morning.
After Langley was largely missed by Tuesday's snowfall, the white stuff began falling early Wednesday morning and continued to mid-day before turning to rain.
The snow caused some problems for the morning commute, although major routes were reported to be clear or slushy for the most part.
In Langley Township, assistant fire chief Rob Clausen said there had been a number of incidents linked to the snow.
"We're busy right now," he said at 9: 30 a.m.
Between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., firefighters in the Township responded to eight calls, five of them motor vehicle accidents.
Most of the accidents seemed to be fender benders and cars sliding off the slick roads, but Clausen wasn't aware of any serious injuries. The crews weren't using the jaws of life to pry anyone free, he said.
In the City, fire chief Rory Thompson said things were quiet, with no reported serious crashes Wednesday morning.
Credo Christian, Langley Christian, and Fraser Valley Adventist Academy all closed their campuses due to snow on Wednesday, but public schools and Langley Montessori remained open.
The cold, wet, and stormy weather prompted an opening of the emergency shelter at the Salvation Army's Gateway of Hope. The shelter opens as an addition to existing beds for Langley's homeless population.
Temperatures were expected to warm up slightly in Metro Vancouver over the next few days, with rain through Christmas, according to Environment Canada.
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