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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says 20 to 30 cm of snow is expected in the Peace region this weekend.

A winter storm watch was issued Thursday evening as significant snowfall is expected throughout the weekend.

“A series of low-pressure systems crossing northern B.C. will produce a total of 20 to 30 cm of snow by Sunday morning. The hardest hit areas will be communities along Highway 97, Pine Pass, parts of the B.C. Peace River and parts of the McGregor region,” says a weather alert.

Dawson Creek and Hudson’s Hope may see a break in the snow on Saturday between storms, but more snow will arrive Saturday night.

Environment Canada says snow will change to rain Sunday afternoon and end Sunday night.

Anyone travelling this weekend should proceed with caution as the rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery, and poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays., said Environment Canada.

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