Crews still working to clear snow drifts in the South Peace

A stock photo of the Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John during the winter.

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Caribou Road Services says they will be working around the clock to clear drifts on South Peace Highways and rural roads.

Late Tuesday, CRA, said they had all available equipment out opening up side roads and plowing highways.  They said they have extra dozers, snowcats and graders working to open all roads.

Motorists can still expect to find snow drifts on some rural roads.

“All available equipment is going to work through the night to get as much open as possible for tomorrow. We will be working around the clock till all the roads are open, then we will be pushing everything back to make it full width. Roads that are open are narrow and some are single lane so please use caution when travelling throughout the South Peace area.”

Make sure to check, before heading out on region highways to see current road conditions.

The Alaska Highway was closed for almost six hours Tuesday morning between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John after strong winds created large snow drifts on Highway 97.