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Snowfall warning issued for BC South Peace region

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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the South Peace Region today.

Meteorologists say that a snowstorm spread across the Central Interior and into the BC Peace Thursday evening as a moist Pacific air mass spreads over a dome of arctic air. The snow is expected to in continue through Friday evening, resulting in total snowfall accumulations in the 15 to 25 centimetre range.

Officials say that visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for taillights ahead and be prepared to stop.

A snowfall warning is also in effect for the Pine Pass, which is forecast to see up to 30 centimetres of snow.

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