Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Approaching weather system puts Highway 16 into Travel Advisory mode

A Pacific Front is on the way for this evening and tomorrow, brining
rain to the North Coast and Snow further inland

Those about to head out on the highway as part of their Holiday travel plans will want to take note of a weather alert issued by Environment Canada this afternoon.

There is a shift in the weather coming our way this evening and ahead of the Frontal System that is on the way Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the stretch of Highway 16 between Terrace and Smithers.

Travellers along the highway this evening can anticipate from 10 to 20 centimetres of snow to fall before Wednesday morning.

The Snowfall alert can be reviewed here.

The North Coast will see rain for the most part as the storm comes ashore, with up to 30 mm of precipitation anticipated overnight and a further 10 mm into Wednesday.

Winds will be from the Southwest from 40 to 60 km/h as the Pacific front arrives.

Any updates or Travel Advisories from Drive BC will be posted to our North Coast Alerts section on the Sidebar, you can also access Drive BC information from their website here.

Any disruption to the BC Ferry Schedule can be found on their Service Notice page.

The North Coast Forecast through to Monday can be reviewed below:

Past notes on other weather events can be found on our archive page.

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