VICTORIA – Snow and freezing rain are falling this morning on some parts of the South Island.

The precipitation is accumulating in small amounts along the Malahat northeast of Shawnigan Lake road and south of Bamberton.

Mandatory winter tire regulations came into effect for the area on Oct. 1.


The forecast for the area calls for a 60 per cent chance of wet flurries throughout the day with accumulation around the summit.


Freezing rain was also accumulating in Colwood, turning the streets white and slippery.

Drivers are advised to slow down and drive according to the road conditions.