If you were hoping to weather this weekend’s blizzard by staying home and ordering food for delivery, you may not be able to do so.
Third-party delivery app DoorDash announced Friday that it has activated a “severe weather protocol” in Metro Vancouver and several other communities in British Columbia.
The company said it would suspend deliveries from Saturday evening and not resume service until “at least” Sunday morning.
“The safety of our community is our top priority,” Julian Crowley, a DoorDash spokesperson, said in a statement.
“To keep Dashers safe, DoorDash is activating our weather protocol and temporarily suspending deliveries to Vancouver. We would like to thank affected Dashers, merchants and customers for their understanding in these very difficult circumstances and will resume operations when it is safe to do so.”
The company said it intended to “closely monitor conditions on the ground and provide advice from local authorities” before resuming operations.
DoorDash has listed the following communities as locations where operations will be suspended:
- North Vancouver
- I will see
- maple top;
- white rock
- Langley City
- Port Alberni
- Powell River
- Campbell River
CTV News has contacted the company to confirm that nearby communities not on this list — such as Langley Township and West Vancouver — will also see deliveries suspended. This story will be updated if a response is received.
Snow warnings are in effect across the southern coast, with accumulations of between 15 and 25 cm expected Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, and could reach 35 cm in some areas.
Environment Canada said the storm could break records, and city and provincial officials issued warnings and preparations throughout Friday.