Travel advisory issued for Highway 97 from Taylor to Chetwynd

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A travel advisory has been issued for Highway 97 from Taylor to Dawson Creek and from Dawson Creek to Chetwynd.

A winter storm warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace.  The heavy snow and strong winds have caused dangerous road conditions.

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Caribou Road Services says the storm has now extended throughout the whole South Peace area. The highways have limited visibility from blowing snow so please use caution in your travels this evening and into tomorrow. CRS crews and hired equipment are going to continue working hard to clear the snow.

In the North Peace, Yellowhead Road and Bridge’s Greg McNeil says, the snowfall with persistent blowing snow has caused large amounts of drifting in the area. Six to ten centimetres of snow and winds of 30 km/m with gusts to 50 km/h are expected between now and Friday night.

The arctic front that brought the winter storm warning will stick around until Friday with some areas receiving up to 25 cm of snow.

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