Snowfall warnings now in place for the Pine Pass, B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson

UPDATE – The snowfall warnings for the Pine Pass and B.C. Peace have ended. The warning remains in place for F…

UPDATE – The snowfall warnings for the Pine Pass and B.C. Peace have ended.  The warning remains in place for Fort Nelson.

 

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Snowfall warnings are now in place for the Pine Pass, Peace River North, South and Fort Nelson.

The snow that started Wednesday evening will continue overnight into Thursday across northeast B.C. Environment Canada predicts the Pine Pass could receive 10 to 15 cm, and Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, the South Peace, the North Peace and Fort Nelson could receive 10 cm.

Across the BC Peace, Gusty winds will accompany the falling snow, with some areas experiencing blowing snow. The snow will taper off after midnight and be followed by a risk of freezing drizzle through the overnight hours.

The Ministry of Transportation says it’s now mandatory for commercial vehicles to chain-up on the South Taylor Hill.

For updates on local highways, visit www.drivebc.ca

See the full weather warnings below.

 Snowfall warning in effect for:

Snowfall with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected.

A warm front will move across northeastern B.C. tonight. Heavy snow associated with the front will start over the BC Peace River region early this evening and spread across the Fort Nelson region in the late evening.

Across the BC Peace, Gusty winds will accompany the falling snow with some areas experiencing periods of blowing snow. The snow will taper off after midnight and be followed by a risk of freezing drizzle through the overnight hours.

For the Fort Nelson area, snow is likely to ease during the early morning hours on Thursday.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Issued at 2020-11-05 01:42 UTC by Environment Canada: 

 Snowfall warning issued for:

  Highway 97 – Pine Pass, B.C. (080030)

Current details: 

 Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

 A frontal band will push across the Pine Pass tonight spreading snow to the highway. Snowfall amounts of up to 10 cm are expected tonight before the snow eases off after midnight.

 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. 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 www.drivebc.ca.

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