Hazelton is right in the middle of a snowfall warning for Highway 16 from Smithers to Terrace.

Snowfall warning for Smithers to Terrace

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Tuesday night into Wednesday.

  • Dec. 20, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Smithers and Moricetown are expected to get 20-30 cm of snow in the next 24 hours.

Hazelton may get up to 15 cm. Terrace may get 35 cm.

 

Environment Canada says there is a snowfall warning in effect for Highway 16 from Smithers to Terrace. Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm or more is expected.

A Pacific frontal system approaching the North Coast today will move into the inland sections of the North Coast tonight bringing snow to the region. Heavy snow will begin this evening near Terrace and Stewart and over Highway 16, Smithers to Terrace, and will continue through the night. Ten to 20 cm of snow is forecast before the snow eases but continues on Wednesday morning.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. 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.

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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