Travel advisories issued for almost all highways in the B.C. Peace

On the left, a web camera picture from the bottom of the South Taylor Hill and on the right is Hwy 97 at Mason-Semple Rd.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Travel advisories have been issued for most of the highways in the B.C. Peace.

Heavy snow has caused Drivebc.ca, to issues travel advisories for Highway 2, Highway 29, Highway 49, Highway 52 and Highway 97.  For Highway 97 the advisory is in effect from Taylor to Mackenzie.

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Caribou Road Services said Friday afternoon the weather was causing extremely difficult driving conditions throughout the South Peace.

The visibility throughout the area is very poor.  Please use extra caution travelling throughout the South Peace.  The weather forecast is saying that the snow is going to slowly taper off this afternoon and stop around midnight.

YRB North Peace General Manager Chris Charbonneau said that while most highway surfaces across the region are largely bare with slippery sections, the snow that is falling is causing visibility issues. He said that blowing snow, particularly behind large commercial vehicles, is resulting in extremely limited visibility in many areas.

For up to date information on roads in the B.C. Peace, visit www.drivebc.ca

In neighbouring Alberta, 2Day FM Grande Prairie is reporting that the RCMP are asking drivers to stay home because of the treacherous conditions. Snowfall warnings issued for the Grande Prairie area and the BC South Peace regions remain in effect this afternoon.

Below is information from Drivebc.ca as of 3:20 p.m. Friday.

Highway 2 Both directions
Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from British Columbia and Alberta Border to Junction with Highway 97 North, in Dawson Creek (41.6 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Updated Fri Feb 2 at 2:13 pm PST. (ID# 271813)


Highway 29 Both directions
Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from Tumbler Ridge to Hudson’s Hope Bridge (163.9 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Updated Fri Feb 2 at 2:12 pm PST. (ID# 271815)


Highway 49 Both directions
Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from Dawson Creek to British Columbia and Alberta Border (14.7 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Updated Fri Feb 2 at 2:12 pm PST. (ID# 271814)


Highway 52 Both directions
Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from Tumbler Ridge to Arras (98.7 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Updated Fri Feb 2 at 2:14 pm PST. (ID# 271819)


Highway 52E Both directions
Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from Tumbler Ridge to Junction with Highway 2, in Tupper (144.4 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Updated Fri Feb 2 at 2:13 pm PST. (ID# 271817)


Highway 97 Both directions
Limited Visibility with Blowing Snow from Junction with Highway 39, south of MacKenzie to Taylor (299.7 km). Travel Advisory in effect. Travel is not recommended unless necessary. Updated Fri Feb 2 at 2:14 pm PST. (ID# 271820)

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