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Alerts for: Prince George

Warnings

3:59 PM PST Monday 30 January 2023
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Prince George

A long period of heavy snow is expected.

Locations:
- Communities along Highway 16 from Fraser Lake to McBride including Vanderhoof and Prince George
- Communities along Highway 97 from McLeese Lake to Bear Lake including Quesnel
- Fort St. James
- Northern Cariboo Mountains including Wells and Barkerville

Time span: Tonight through Wednesday.

Hazard: Total snowfall accumulations of 30 to 40 cm with locally near zero visibilities in heavy snow.

Remarks: A Pacific frontal system will stall over the BC Interior giving a prolonged period of snow. Light snow from the system will become heavier tonight and will persist through Wednesday.

Total snow accumulations of 30 to 40 cm is expected by Wednesday afternoon.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

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

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