Yesterday, Environment Canada issued a September snowfall warning for parts of BC. As predicted, snow began to fall in Peace River, Williston and Fort Nelson on Tuesday morning.
A cold front dropping southward out of the Northwest Territories has brought unseasonably cold temperatures to northeastern BC. As a result, rain changed into snow as the cold weather moved into the region.
With that being said, snowfall accumulations are expected to vary widely. Specifically, current indications predict amounts ranging from 2 to 4 cm near Fort Nelson and up to 5 to 10 cm closer to the Rockies over the BC North Peace.
Higher elevations will see greater accumulations of snow.
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— BC Transportation (@TranBC) September 11, 2018
Due to the nature of the weather, drivers should prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions; rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. For example, weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Those travelling through the area including Highway 97 are advised to prepare for rapidly changing weather and road conditions.
To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.