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Weather Warning for the Pine Pass and BC North…

A winter storm is approaching BC North and will bring heavy snow and strong wind beginning in the overnight and ending Friday. Up to 25 cm possible…

While the warning is for BC North, Prince George will also see snow and local blowing snow beginning tonight and into Thursday. Approximately 5 to 10 cm is expected for the PG region by Thursday evening.

If you plan to head north of Prince George, Environment Canada is Warning those drivers to use caution Thursday as up to 25 cm of snow is expected for the Peace Region. Strong wind will also accompany this storm system bringing blowing snow causing white out conditions.

Motorists are being asked to delay their travel plans if they can.

Environment Canada Details…

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

An Arctic front will move into the BC Peace River overnight tonight giving strong northerly winds of 50 km/h gusting to 70. Meanwhile, moisture from an approaching Pacific frontal system will overrun the Arctic air producing heavy snow. Light snow will start tonight and become heavier on Thursday, and the snow is expected to persist into Thursday night with total accumulations up to 25 cm by early Friday morning. Visibilities will be reduced in blowing snow due to the strong winds.

Over Highway 97, heavy snow and blowing snow are expected mainly east of Pine Pass overnight and Thursday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

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

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

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