Friday, January 6, 2017

Here comes the snow, Pacific system brings some accumulations this afternoon

City Work crews have been quick to plowing and sanding
today as the North Coast gets a taste of winter conditions

The forecast of snow accumulation appears to be holding true for the North Coast as we head into Friday afternoon, as snow squalls begin to come in across Prince Rupert harbour, offering up a few large flakes through the downtown area over the course of the noon hour.

And other than a few instances where we quickly learn who does and doesn't have snow tires on at the moment, things appear to be going fairly smoothly around the city.

City of Prince Rupert work crews were quick to the streets last night as the first accumulation of snow arrived and roads were plowed and sanded for the morning travels into the downtown core.

Since the morning rush, crews have continue with their work ensuring that hills are plowed and sanded around the city, while provincial contractors also work on the main transportation corridor of highway 16, McBride, Second Avenue West and Park Avenue.

City crews were also taking care of the area around City Hall this afternoon clearing sidewalks and sanding the walkways around the building.

The City also took advantage of the arriving snow to remind residents and businesses of their responsibilities when the snow starts to accumulate.

The North Coast remains under a Snowfall Advisory, with a Wind Warning issued this morning as well, making residents aware of the potential for winds of up to 90 km/h. Total accumulations for the coastal area are anticipated to be around 15 to 20 centimetres by Saturday.

Notes on past weather events for the North Coast can be found on our archive page here.

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