Sunday, December 25, 2022

Travel Advisory in Place for Highway 16 due to Rain on Compact Snow from Prince Rupert to Terrace and other points in the Northwest

Travel Advisory points are listed for a number of points
along Highway 16 and other Northwest highways today

December 26 Update: Travel Advisories continue into Boxing Day for the highways of Northwest BC, with  rain now mixing with compact snow on area highways   continuing in many areas east of the Port Edward turnoff. 

See Drive BC link at bottom of page  for the latest updates.


Travel along Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Terrace is not advised with Freezing Rain making for  the conditions of concern for this Christmas Day. 

The Advisory for today comes after a Highway Closure overnight owing to a High Avalanche Risk at the time.

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The Travel advisory is one of a number that are in place for Terrace, Kitimat and other areas of the Northwest into the Nass Valley.  That following a snowfall event for the North Coast inland area that brought over 40 centimetres of snow on Christmas Eve.

That area is now seeing a weather mixture of snow and freezing rain to complicate the day's travel plans

Environment Canada has kept its Winter Storm Warning in place for all inland areas of the North Coast

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The Full Terrace area forecast can be reviewed here.

While the Drive BC Highway cameras are working at the Prince Rupert end of the highway, further inland many of the images are currently unavailable 

The Rainbow summit highway camera is the last one with
a clear or available video image between Prince Rupert and Terrace

You can access the latest updates from Drive BC here.

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