Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Prince Rupert's Snow Day ... Light

The Prince Rupert area appears to have dodged the brunt of a weather system that had originally called for up to 10 cm of snow by the time you were heading out to face the day this morning. 

However, the work load is significantly lighter, as is the snow, with maybe 2 cm on the ground, the accumulation that of the fluffy white variety as opposed to the heavy moisture laden version.

City of Prince Rupert crews were ready for whatever was to come, first with some early pre snowfall work of Monday evening putting the snow removal blue print in motion. 

Crews were also on the roads early on Tuesday clearing most of the main routes around the city before most of us were heading out.

For the most part, travel through much of the city is fairly easy, with few challenges seen so far for motorists.

Third Avenue West on Tuesday morning had just a light skiff of snow

The call for the large volume of snow which is still in effect, now is likely to see just scattered flurries into the late morning period.

Still, there is enough for residents to address at home and commercial merchants and office building owners to take care of in their own immediate space around the downtown area.

A look at the overnight snow from the 200 block of Third Ave West

A reminder of the City of Prince Rupert Snow removal guidelines can be found here.  

The forecast  ahead is set to bring us clear skies through to Thursday, when we may get a replay of the Snow alerts; though total accumulation forecasts have yet to be issued. 

Our more familiar weather pattern of rain returns by Friday and into the weekend.

Those travelling along Highway 16 to points east will see slippery conditions for their journey today.

Highway 16 at the Port Edward turn off this morning

You can find updates on Highway Conditions from the Drive BC website and social media stream.

More notes on past Weather themes can be reviewed through our archive page.

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