Monday, January 5, 2015

Wind Warning issued for North Coast; Highway 16 Travel Advisories in place from Terrace to Burns Lake

The North Coast and points inland are in store for a strong blast of winter this evening, as a number of warnings and travel advisories have been issued into Monday evening.

Environment Canada has added to the Warnings for the North Coast, providing notice through a Wind Warning issued at 5 PM Monday,  that strong Northeasterly outflow winds are on the way, with a potential strength of 100 km/h tonight through to Tuesday evening.

The Wind Warning joins the Previous Freezing Rain Warning that is still in effect for the North Coast - Coastal regions for this evening and could remain in effect until Tuesday.

Limited visibility and Blowing Snow have combined to make for challenging highway conditions from a point just east of Terrace through to Burns Lake this evening, with Drive BC issuing a Travel Advisory for that region.

Conditions so far for the stretch from Prince Rupert to Terrace are listed as featuring compact snow and slippery sections, though as can be seen from a screen shot of the Terrace Highway camera at the intersection of Highways 16 and 37, the weather conditions are getting worse as the evening moves on.

The further east the forecast goes, the deeper the snow accumulations, with Prince George anticipated to receive 30-40 centimetres of snow before the system has passed through the North region.

The Terrace-Kitimat region is expected to receive between 20-30 centimetres of snow through to Tuesday evening.

Updates on the Weather Forecasts can be found for these locations:

Prince Rupert
Prince George

You can keep up to date on the Road Conditions from the Drive BC Website or through their twitter feed.

For more items related to Travel Conditions see our archive here, for past weather warnings and alerts  see our archive page here.

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