UPDATE –  A travel advisory has been issued for Highway 97 from 16 km north of McLeod Lake to 23 km south of Chetwynd due to the freezing rain.  Travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.

 

CHETWYND, B.C. – The Pine Pass is receiving both snow and freezing rain.

Argo Road Maintenance says on top of the snowfall warning that is in place for Pine Pass. The region is also currently seeing freezing rain.

Crews have been dispatched from other areas to help with plowing and sanding in the Pass.

A snowfall warning remains in place for Pine Pass. The region could receive 10 to 15 cm of snow before a frontal system moves out of the area Thursday afternoon.

The full weather warning is below.

The weather forecast for the Pine Pass is as follows:

5:02 AM PST Thursday 20 January 2022

Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Location: McGregor, Williston region including Mackenzie, and Pine Pass highway

Time span: Today.

Remarks: A frontal system moving cross the central interior is bringing heavy snow over parts of the region. The snow intensity will decrease by midday but some lighter snowfall accumulations will persist into this afternoon.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

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

The site 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.