Up to 40cm of snow fell on Gabriola between February 9 and 14. Rainfall on Feb. 15 helped melt some of the snow, but made roads even more treacherous with ice and slush. Derek Kilbourn photo

Up to 40cm of snow fell on Gabriola between February 9 and 14. Rainfall on Feb. 15 helped melt some of the snow, but made roads even more treacherous with ice and slush. Derek Kilbourn photo

Peter Militerno heads up the ferry hill on Monday morning, taking full advantage of the overnight snowfall to get a solid walk in. Between 20 to 30cm of snow fell on Gabriola on Sunday, Feb. 9 with more falling down overnight on Monday, Feb. 10. Gabriola Elementary School as well as some businesses were closed, and crews kept busy around the clock trying to keep roads safe. Derek Kilbourn photo

Peter Militerno heads up the ferry hill on Monday morning, taking full advantage of the overnight snowfall to get a solid walk in. Between 20 to 30cm of snow fell on Gabriola on Sunday, Feb. 9 with more falling down overnight on Monday, Feb. 10. Gabriola Elementary School as well as some businesses were closed, and crews kept busy around the clock trying to keep roads safe. Derek Kilbourn photo

The Entrance Island lighthouse and Orlebar Point were blanketed under snow on February 11. Derek Kilbourn photo

The Entrance Island lighthouse and Orlebar Point were blanketed under snow on February 11. Derek Kilbourn photo