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Update: Winter Conditions for the Pine Pass and Hwy 97…

Pine Pass Wednesday morning. Snow is moving in this morning and moving south. Windy conditions expected. DriveBC.ca

Wednesday morning Update: 

An arctic front progressing through the Peace District will push into the Central Interior this morning. Flurries have begun in the Peace District and are forecast to spread south and west today. The front will also bring the onset of northerly winds reaching 60 km/h which could bring blowing snow this afternoon in exposed areas.

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Pine Pass Wednesday morning. Snow is moving in this morning and moving south. Windy conditions expected. DriveBC.ca

Cold air will continue to push south, ahead of a building high over the Yukon, with the chilly conditions persisting until the weekend.

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Highway 97 near Chetwynd. DriveBC.ca 

Travellers are advised to be prepared for winter conditions and should stay tuned for updated forecasts. As well please consult http://www.DRIVEBC.ca for road conditions.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Pine Pass and Central Interior beginning tonight. 

Motorists should be prepared for winter driving conditions in the Pine Pass and Highway 97 to Prince George. Temperatures are expected to drop and rainfall is expected to turn to snow. It is currently raining in the Pine Pass as shown below and snowing near Chetwynd. 

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Environment Canada Details…

An arctic front is advancing from Northern BC and will move through the Peace District this evening and much of the Central Interior by morning.

This front will bring a switch from showers to flurries as it advances. There could even be a few hours of accumulation in some spots. As well the front will bring the onset of northerly winds as temperatures ease off.

Gusty northeast winds reaching 60 km/h could produce some blowing snow Wednesday afternoon in exposed areas. The front will stall over the southern sections of the Central Interior Wednesday afternoon before making its way further south into Thursday.

Travellers are advised to be prepared for winter conditions and should stay tuned for updated forecasts. As well please consult http://www.DRIVEBC.ca for road conditions.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

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