Deep freeze may continue until Christmas Day

With a high of only -26 expected Friday, Fort St. John remains in a deep freeze.

Today with the wind, temperatures could go as low as -39 and the wind will continue into Saturday with temperatures similar to Friday.  Over the next week it will remain cold with highs during the day ranging from -22 to -28.  Thankfully the forcast doesn’t call for any more snow over the next week, just sunshine.

At the moment, the forcast calls for warmer temperatures starting on Christmas day with a high of -17.  Fort St. John and the North Peace has been in this current deep freeze from December 7th.

We hope to hear shortly about a proposed emergency shelter in Fort St. John that’s to open during cold temperatures.  The last update said the Salvation Army was still waiting for the appropriate permits to open the shelter during winter months.

Motorists are once again reminded to prepare for the worst and to make sure they have warm blankets, extra layers of clothes and some food in their vehicles incase of an accident.  For pet owners you should also bring your animals inside when temperatures are as low as they are.