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Harry “Boom Boom” Levine, bass player for Red Brown and the Tune Stranglers, moved the crowd with old-school swing at the first Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. Held at Battle Point Park, the event drew several hundred music lovers of all ages.  - Meagan O
Harry “Boom Boom” Levine, bass player for Red Brown and the Tune Stranglers, moved the crowd with old-school swing at the first Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. Held at Battle Point Park, the event drew several hundred music lovers of all ages.
— image credit: Meagan O'Shea/Staff Photo

Drivers faced another slick commute Tuesday, after another snowstorm hit the Peninsula.

South Surrey and White Rock saw roughly 10 centimetres, while in Vancouver there was almost no snow on the ground, according to Environment Canada.

The snowfall added to the slush and ice leftover from last week’s snowfall, which blanketed parts of the Surrey in 25 cm.

In Surrey, 16 plows were out salting and sanding streets Monday night, and started clearing streets early Tuesday.

“It was fairly slow going because of the morning commute,” Surrey engineering manager Gerry McKinnon said.

“But major roads are passable and generally in good condition.”

The city will have just enough salt and sand to get through this storm, he said.

“Our supplier is being pretty stingy right now, but we are expecting another shipment tomorrow.”

Garbage service was happening as usual in most of the city Tuesday. Residents whose garbage is not collected this week can put out double next week.

White Rock road clearing crews got to work early Tuesday, spreading sand and salt on major roads.

“They’re plowing if they can, although in some areas there’s not enough snow to plow,” manager Ted Haight said.

Garbage will be picked up as usual this week, he said.

TransLink reported buses running on time Monday, but HandyDart service was scaled back to essential services in Surrey and White Rock.

Surrey public schools were open Tuesday, with several private schools closed. B.C. Hydro reported no power outages in Surrey or White Rock.

The snow was expected to give way to rain late Tuesday, warming up to 6?C by the end of the week.

Environment Canada meteorologist David Jones said, “This will all turn to rain, eventually.”

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