Last update: 8:22 pm Friday March 27
Winter weather is on the way back to the Prince George and BC North regions…
Periods of brief but intense snowfall are occurring. Visibilities will be rapidly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.
An intense band of snow has developed along the Rockies near Chetwynd. This band will continue south along the Rockies this evening.
Visibility will be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero as the band of snow passes. Travellers should be advised if travelling along area highways such as Highway 29, Highway 97 and Highway 52.
The band of snow will pass Chetwynd by 9 pm MST and pass Tumbler Ridge near 2am MST.
While it has been snowing in the BC Peace most of Friday, more winter weather is on the way from Prince George to Fort St. John for Saturday.
For the Prince George region, 10 to 15 cm of snow mixed with rain is forecast for Saturday. Higher elevations could get the snow while the city receives a mix of snow and rain. Windy conditions expected as well.
For the Pine Pass region and BC North, snow and wind is expected Friday evening. Additional snow is in the forecast for the overnight and Saturday. Approximately 5 to 10 cm of snow. The forecast suggests winter conditions will persist all weekend and into Monday.