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Winter storm warning issued for Pine Pass

The good news is that the freezing rain warning for Prince George and the central Interior has ended.

The bad news is that it has been replaced by a winter storm warning for the Pine Pass.

A Pacific frontal system will move into the northern B.C. interior Friday morning. This system will be followed by an arctic front pushing through the region on Friday afternoon and then stalling over the region on Saturday. Long periods of snow are expected with total snowfall amounts of 30 to 40 cm forecast by Saturday evening.

Snow will begin over Pine Pass today and will continue tonight. There is also a risk of freezing rain tonight for Pine Pass. Five to 10 cm of snow is forecast tonight. However the more significant snowfall is expected on Friday night and Saturday. The snow will taper to flurries on Saturday evening.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

https://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.

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