Winter storm warning for motorists

Motorists are being warned to drive with extreme caution in blizzard-like conditions forecast for the Bulkley Valley and the Hazeltons.

Motorists are being warned to drive with extreme caution in blizzard-like conditions forecast for the Bulkley Valley and the Hazeltons tonight and tomorrow.

Billabong Road and Bridge Maintenance Inc. issued a warning that a strong winter storm with blowing snow and heavy snowfall had been forecast for the area.

It recommended motorists ensure they are prepared and equipped for the conditions and exercise extreme caution if they must drive.

Billabong said its crews and equipment would be deployed in response to the weather forecasts.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning, with 20 to 30cm expected to fall by Tuesday night.

It said visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow and surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.