Weather Warnings In Effect for Western B.C.
Prince George, B.C.- Travel plans could be hampered today because of heavy snowfall and high wind warnings along the coast.
Environment Canada is advising there is significant snowfall expected through the Bulkley Valley and Lakes region, west through Smithers, Terrace and Kitimat
Snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.
( at right, Environment Canada graphic shows warning areas in red)
A Pacific frontal system moving inland will continue to give snow to Highway 16 – Smithers to Terrace today. The highest accumulations are expected near Terrace where total snow accumulations up to 30 cm are forecast by this evening. Lesser amounts will fall near Smithers.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Heavy snowfall is also predicted for the south coastal regions and some inland areas where up to 20 cm of snow is expected while Vancouver Island is being advised there may be winds of up 80 kms per hour.
Air travel may also be impacted, check with your airline for possible delays if you have travel plans for today.
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