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Freezing rain expected to continue in both North and South Peace

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For current road conditions in British Columbia, click here.  If you have any updates to share about road conditions in our area, email [email protected] or pull over and text 250-800-2360.  All school buses in the North and South Peace have been cancelled because of the poor road conditions.  Schools will remain open today.

Below are both warnings from Environment Canada.

3:52 AM PST Friday 13 February 2015
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • B.C. North Peace River
  • B.C. South Peace River
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Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Arctic air has begun filtering into the region from the north. A Pacific front is expected to spread patchy freezing rain to the area beginning later this morning. The freezing rain should become more widespread this afternoon as a second wave of moisture moves through. Locations at higher elevations will likely be spared from the freezing rain and see either showers or wet flurries.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to [email protected] or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

4:11 AM MST Friday 13 February 2015
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt
  • Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley
  • Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace
  • M.D. of Greenview near DeBolt
  • M.D. of Greenview near Little Smoky
  • M.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn Creek
  • M.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon Lake
  • M.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish Creek
  • M.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. Area

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

An area of freezing rain moved into the Alberta elbow overnight. Patchy freezing rain willl continue in the Grande Prairie, Peace River, Hinton and Whitecourt regions before continuing southeastward and weakening. The freezing rain will taper off from the west this morning.

A second wave of freezing rain will develop once again in the Peace Country this afternoon. This band of freezing rain will likely be heavier and will track southeastward toward southern Alberta. The freezing rain will taper off from northwest to southeast this evening.

At this time it appears the city of Edmonton will escape significant freezing rain. However, depending on the intensity and duration of the freezing rain throughout the next 24 hours, this warning may be extended to include the city and adjacent regions.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Freezing Rain Warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates. If you would like to report severe weather, you can call 1-800-239-0484 or send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports to #ABStorm.

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