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Snowfall warnings between Terrace and Smithers

BC weather warnings

It’s Boxing Day, a good day to stay indoors, eat leftovers, and enjoy your Christmas gifts.

It’s also a good day to stay indoors because weather-wise, it’s a nasty one.

It’s snowing and blowing in Prince George, and it gets worse if you’re heading west.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for those travelling along Highway 16 between Smithers and Terrace. Between 20 and 30 centimetres of snow is expected there today.

A Pacific frontal system moving inland will continue to give snow to Highway 16. The highest accumulations are expected near Terrace where total snow accumulations up to30 cm are forecast by this evening. Lesser amounts will fall near Smithers.

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.

The forecast for Prince George today is for about five centimetres of snow and winds of 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h. Highs will be -4 degrees Celsius.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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