If you’re heading to Alberta today along Highway 16, be prepared for stormy conditions.
Environment Canada has issued a winter snowstorm warning for Highway 16 from Tete Jaune Cache to the Alberta border.
A very moist Pacific frontal system has stalled across southern B.C. resulting in an intense snow band over the Columbias and Yellowhead regions. The front is expected to remain stationary over the area through today and tonight giving further snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm except up to 50 cm over Rogers Pass. The snow will finally ease on Friday when the front exits the province.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
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 BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.