Winter storm warning issued as 30 cm of snow forecast for parts of BC

Dec 29 2018, 12:32 am

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for much of central British Columbia as that part of the province readies for another blast of snow.

Up to 30 centimetres of snowfall is forecast for some regions as a “large, moist Pacific frontal system” moves across the region.

A total of 12 snowfall warnings have been posted for central B.C. spanning to the Alberta border.  Winter storm warnings are in effect for three areas along the Trans-Canada Highway.

The agency warns that vehicle travel will be particularly challenging on Highway 1 from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, and drivers should expect a significant amount of snow.

Snow is expected to fall through the afternoon and evening, but a larger system is expected to develop overnight and into Saturday.

“The larger, more significant system is expected to produce up to 30 cm of snowfall accumulation over Rogers Pass through Saturday before easing off Saturday evening,” the agency warns.

Drivers should be prepared for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

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