FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A winter storm warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace. The arctic front that has moved into the region has brought wind gusts of 50 km/h and gusting up to 70 km/h and up to 25 cm of snow.
The storm has already caused school buses in the North Peace to be cancelled. Most highways in the B.C. Peace are listed as having blowing snow with slippery sections.
The storm could also bring up to 25 cm of snow by Friday morning. Heavy snow is expected on Thursday between Chetwynd and Prince George.
High winds and blowing snow is causing limited vision this morning around the peace. Snow is expected to ramp up through out the day with winds continuing. Give your self extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you and drive to conditions. #YXJ
— YRB North Peace Ltd (@YRBNorthPeace) March 1, 2018
See the full weather warning below.
Issued at 2018-03-01 11:45 UTC by Environment Canada:
Winter storm warning continued for:
B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
An Arctic front has moved into the BC Peace River giving strong northerly winds of 50 km/h gusting to 70. Meanwhile, moisture from an approaching Pacific frontal system will overrun the Arctic air producing heavy snow. The snow will continue today and tonight, with total accumulations up to 25 cm by early Friday morning. Visibilities will be reduced in blowing snow due to the strong winds.
Over Highway 97, heavy snow and blowing snow are expected mainly east of Pine Pass today.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
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