FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C Peace, Fort Nelson, and Highway 97 – The Pine Pass.

A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected for the B.C Peace and Fort Nelson.

A Pacific storm will approach British Columbia tonight and Tuesday. Heavy snow will begin tonight over the Peace region then spread to Fort Nelson Tuesday morning. It will continue through Tuesday night giving total accumulations ranging from 15 to 25 cm.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

For Highway 97 – The Pine Pass, hazardous winter conditions are expected.

A Pacific storm will approach British Columbia tonight and Tuesday. Heavy snow and strong winds will combine to produce blowing snow across Pine Pass where 20 cm of snow will accumulate on Tuesday.

Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

More details on the alert are available here.

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