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Snowfall warning issued for the Pine Pass

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CHETWYND, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Pine Pass.

The forecast is calling for 10 to 20 cm of snow Saturday evening and through the day on Sunday.  A Pacific front will bring heavy snow to the area.  The snow should taper off by early Sunday evening.

In Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, the forecast is calling for only two to four centimetres of snow on Sunday.

See the full weather warning below from Environment Canada.

Warnings

8:09 PM PST Saturday 20 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 97 – Pine Pass

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

A strong Pacific front will bring heavy snow to the area beginning overnight and continuing through the day Sunday. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 cm can be expected before the snow tapers off early Sunday evening.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

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

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.

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

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