Update: Snowfall Prompts Warnings For Area Highways

By Greg Fry
January 2, 2019 - 4:44pm Updated: January 3, 2019 - 8:27am

PRINCE GEORGE — Update (8:25 a.m. Jan.3) : The travel advisory for Highway 97 has been lifted but the winter storm warning remains in effect for the Yellowhead Highway with Environment Canada now forecasting 20 to 30 centimetres of snow to fall. Check Drive BC for updates.

Earlier (5:00pm Jan.2): Beware motorists: heavy snowfall has prompted a travel advisory and winter storm warning for two major stretches of area highway.

A travel advisory is in effect in both directions on Highway 97 from just north of Williams Lake to just south of Prince George. It covers 180 kilometres of road and was issued due to slippery sections and limited visibility due to heavy snowfall.

"Travel is not recommended unless necessary," warns Drive BC.

And Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the Yellowhead Highway from Tete Jaune Cache to the Alberta border.

The Yellowhead is expected to see as much as 30 to 40 centimetres of snow which could lead to "quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions."

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