Poor Road Conditions Spark Warning to Drivers
Prince George, B.C. – RCMP throughout the central and northern interior regions are advising that road conditions are poor and travel is not recommended as the northern half of the province continues to receive the brunt of a heavy snowstorm.
Numerous accidents have been reported recently. A three-car collision occurred around 3:45 this afternoon, about 2 kilometres north of the John Hart bridge on Highway 97. That situation has resulted in traffic delays. Another accident has just occurred on University Way above Foothills Boulevard.
As well, highway accidents are reported within the past hour, two in the Salmon Valley area and one on Highway 16 west near the Isle Pierre turnoff.
Highway 16, from Prince George all the way out to Smithers, has been receiving substantial snowfall with compact snow on the road, and heavy, blowing snowfall in the Burns lake area. Similar conditions occur on Highway 16 heading east to the Alberta border.
Highway 97 has compact snow on its surface heading north and south.
If you do not absolutely have to drive this evening, police are recommending staying off the roads. Emergency personnel have been experiencing difficulty themselves getting to the accident sites.