With the last big shopping weekend ahead of us, and many travellers headed out to do Christmas shopping, it comes with a warning for all motorists to heed the upcoming winter storm forecast for the region…
Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, and communities along Highway 16 in both directions from Prince George. Up to 30 cm of snow is expected for some areas, particularly around the Cariboo mountains and along Highway 16 in both directions from Prince George.
Highways in the region will become snow covered during the overnight hours Saturday.
Up to 15 cm of snow is expected for Prince George. Keep an eye on road conditions using DriveBC.ca
A Special Weather Statement has been issued for the McGregor and South Peace River regions as well for a snow event. Up to 15 cm is possible Saturday for the regions. A Warning could be issued later on.
Environment Canada forecast below
A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.
Heavy snow is expected.
Locations: Stuart-Nechako, Prince George, Cariboo, the Yellowhead regions and Yellowhead Highway.
Snowfall accumulations: 10 to 20 cm except 20 to 30 near the Cariboo Mountains.
Timespan: Saturday and Saturday night.
Remarks: A strong Pacific frontal system will be crossing the B.C. coast and moving into the B.C. Interior tonight. Light snow will begin overnight tonight and become heavy on Saturday. Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are expected. Areas closer to the Cariboo mountains such as Barkerville, Horsefly and Likely may receive total accumulations from 20 to 30 cm.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.