UPDATE 2: Saturday morning Update… Snowfall Warning has ended for the PG region but remains for Quesnel as an additional 5 cm is forecast this morning before the snow tapers off and clears out. Local highways are snow covered so please drive safe if you plan to head out today!
Highway 97 and 16 in Prince George have slippery sections but are mostly clear around the city. Prince George had around 10 cm of snow as forecast. Light snow will remain this morning and the temperature is expected to drop this afternoon.
Drive carefully tonight as heavy snow continues to fall, particularly south of Prince George along Hwy 97 to Quesnel.
Freezing rain is also in the forecast for Hwy 97 from Quesnel to Williams Lake.
UPDATE: Prince George and Quesnel are now included in the Snowfall Warning issued on Thursday. 10 to 25 cm of snow depending on the location. South of Prince George and to the east along Hwy 16 could see up to 25 cm of snow by Saturday. Prince George and Quesnel could see between 10 to 15 cm by Saturday afternoon. Be prepared for changing road conditions.
Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the Williams Lake area…
While Prince George and Quesnel are not a part of the warning criteria at this time, 10 to 15 cm of snow is also expected for the region beginning tonight for the Cariboo and Friday afternoon /evening for the Central Interior.
Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.
A frontal system moving across the Interior will give snow to parts of the Central Interior and Columbias. Snow from the system will start this evening and become heavier overnight. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 cm can be expected before the snow tapers off to a few flurries near midday Friday.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Road conditions are available at http://www.drivebc.ca
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