FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Environment Canada has ended the winter storm warning in the B.C. Peace Region, though other weather warnings and travel advisories remain in effect.
Winter storm warnings are still in effect in the Grande Prairie-Beaverlodge-Valleyview and Hinton-Grande Cache regions this morning. Environment Canada is forecasting snowfall to continue for most of central and southern Alberta today and Saturday. By the time snow ends on Sunday, 10 to 20 cm of snow is expected to fall.
In addition, forecasters say the snow will be accompanied by strong easterly winds which will generate reduced visibilities in blowing snow, especially over open areas and along exposed highways.
YRB North Peace Quality Manager Greg McNeil said that a winter travel advisory is still in effect for all highways in the North Peace today. McNeil said that the current conditions are expected to persist throughout the day today. A combination of graders, plow trucks, cats, and snowcats are being used to deal with the event.
McNeil said that If motorists must travel, to be sure to drive to conditions, keep headlights on and clear, to give lots of room between other vehicles. Road conditions and updates can be found at www.drivebc.ca, and via YRB’s Twitter account: @yrbnorthpeace.