Update: Travel Advisories have ended. Drive carefully. As of Feb 8.
PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The RCMP is asking motorists who do not need to venture out today and tomorrow to stay put due to hazardous road conditions that will accompany this major snowfall we are experiencing…
30 cm is forecast for Prince George while up to 50 cm is forecast for those in Quesnel and south Cariboo. This system is not moving north and will NOT affect those using Hwy 97 from Mackenzie onwards. If you’re planning to head from the Peace Region you’re fine until you reach Bear Lake, normal winter driving conditions.
If you’re driving around Prince George, be careful of windrows! The city has not cleared some of those windrows along the medians and they are very hard to see, particularly on Tabor Blvd North towards 1st Ave.
Police say driving in adverse conditions will bring challenges even to the most experienced drivers. You can drive to the conditions that’s common sense but in reality, motorists should postpone trips until the storm moves out.
If you absolutely need to head out in winter weather make sure you and your vehicle are prepared and equipped. Ensure that your vehicle fluids are topped up, drive with your headlamps on and that your vehicle has winter tires. Perhaps consider carrying an emergency kit with you containing blankets, snacks and water in the event you encounter long delays in travel.
Winter weather can change in a matter of seconds and it is important that we prepare as best we can to handle what can happen.