UPDATE – Dawson Road Maintenance says Dawson Creek received 20 cm overnight, Tumbler Ridge received 12 cm and Chetwynd received 5 cm.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A snowfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and Pine Pass.
The Fort St. John Airport received 10 cm of snow on Thursday, and Environment Canada says the community could receive anywhere from 15 to 20 cm before the current system moves out of the area.
The warning calls for up to 30 cm of snow in the Pine Pass.
The snow is expected to move out of the area and into Alberta by Friday afternoon.
For current road conditions, visit www.drivebc.ca
See the full weather warnings below.
3:30 AM PST Friday 04 February 2022
Snowfall warning in effect for:
Heavy snow today.
Time span: Now to late this afternoon.
Total snowfall amounts: 15 to 20 cm.
Locations: B.C. Peace River, Fort Nelson.
Remarks: A warm front over the northern B.C. interior early this morning will slowly move eastward into Alberta today.
Snow will continue this morning before easing to a few flurries late this afternoon. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by this evening.
Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
3:32 AM PST Friday 04 February 2022
Winter storm warning in effect for:
Heavy snow continues today.
Time span: Now to this evening.
Total snowfall accumulation: 20 to 30 cm.
Locations: Whitehorse, Teslin, Cassiar Mountains, Watson Lake, Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park, Williston, Highway 97 – Pine Pass, McGregor, Yellowhead, Yellowhead Highway, North Columbia and Kinbasket.
Remarks: A warm front from Whitehorse to Valemount early this morning will slowly move eastward into Alberta today bringing snow to the aforementioned locations. Additional snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are forecast.
The snow will taper to flurries this evening across the southeast Yukon and northern B.C. However, snow will continue through central B.C. and the North Columbia Friday night.
A total of 20 to 30 cm of snow will fall across these regions.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
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.
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