Environment Canada Issues Winter Storm Warning for North and South Peace Region
Published Friday, November 19, 2021 8:12AM PST Last Updated Friday, November 19, 2021 6:13PM PST
FORT ST JOHN, B.C. -- Significant snowfall is expected throughout the weekend for many areas of North and South Peace Regions.
A series of low pressure systems crossing northern B.C. will produce a total of 20 to 30 cm of snow by Sunday morning.
The hardest hit places will be communities along Highway 97, Pine Pass, parts of the B.C. Peace Region and the McGregor region.
Dawson Creek and Hudson's Hope may see a break in the snow on Saturday between storms but more snow will arrive Saturday night.
Snow will change to rain Sunday afternoon and finish Sunday night.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel and access difficult in some locations.
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist at Enviroment Canada, Armel Castellan, says, “Even before getting trapped, maybe kitting out your vehicle with all the appropriate winter gear, extra jackets, and sleeping bags. If you’re stuck overnight, shovels, food, water. Also consider not being on the roads if you’re going to be caught in something that’s really detrimental to the safety of yourself and others”.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. The Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays, which are already an issue due to the flooding of roadways in the interior and costal parts of the province.