Abbotsford and Mission commuters had a somewhat messy commute after waking up to find between 10 to 20 centimetres of snow on the ground Wednesday morning.
Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the Fraser Valley on Wednesday, noting a vigorous frontal system crossing Vancouver Island is carrying snow to much of the South Coast.
Fraser Valley residents should be cautious due to the possibility of poor visibility with blowing snow, the government bureau warned.
The white stuff was expected to change to rain in the afternoon but be followed by more flurries overnight and into Thursday morning.
The same weather pattern of snow alternating with rain was predicted to extend at least until Friday.
Abbotsford Police Sgt. Casey Vinet said by mid-morning officers had responded to four or five crashes, fortunately none of them serious.
He cautioned drivers to take extra precautions and ensure their vehicles were equipped for winter conditions, including snow tires, in the coming days.
"Winter driving is all about adapting our behaviour to weather conditions," said Vinet.
"Slow down and leave more following space, so you have more time to stop, and plan your trip ahead to give yourself more time to get to your destination."