The Trans Canada Trail, near Paldi, has no walkers or bikers as snow starts to fall on Jan. 8. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

First snowfall of 2019 dusts Cowichan Valley Tuesday morning

Temperatures were just above zero Jan. 8 as snow ollows a day of sun and blue sky

A light fall of wet snow greeted motorists in parts of the Cowichan Valley Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The white stuff, which had been the subject of weather warnings, followed a Monday of sunshine and brilliant blue sky in the area.

The Cowichan Valley appeared ready, and at least one emergency service truck was seen heading west along Cowichan Lake Road, most likely to deal with the last few places where trees were leaning against cable lines.

There was a light dusting of snow of snow sticking to the ground on Highway 18 and Cowichan Lake Road, and motorists should slow down for conditions.

In the city of Duncan itself, the roads were bare and wet.

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