Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning in effect for Jan. 10 that includes the Terrace and Kitimat areas. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Snowfall warning in effect for Terrace, Kitimat areas

The storm is expected to weaken by tonight

A snowfall warning is currently in effect for the North Coast inland sections, including Terrace and Kitimat.

Heavy snow continues to fall as another frontal system passes through the B.C. coast, according to Environment Canada.

Another 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected to fall by this evening, Jan. 10.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

BC Drive has set an advisory for both Hwy 16 and Hwy 37 due to limited visibility with snow. Drivers are warned to watch for slippery sections caused by compact snow. Gusty outflows winds will at times lead to reduced visibility.

BC Transit also announced today that some of their Terrace Regional Transit routes have been cancelled due to poor road conditions. Buses will not be running to and from Gitaus, Thornhill, Kitsumkalum, New Remo and along Queensway Drive.

According to The Weather Network, 8.1 cm of snowfall is expected today in Terrace and 14.2 cm in Kitimat.

The storm is expected to weaken by the end of today.

READ MORE: Terrace and Kitimat resurface from snowstorm weekend

This morning has left approximately 233 BC Hydro customers without power north of Terrace, alongside Kalum Lake Road, and 36 in Hazelton caused by a fallen tree that knocked down wires. Crews on currently working to restore service.

All school bus runs in the area have been cancelled for the morning. Schools remain open.

Yesterday, Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii with winds predicted to reach 90 km per hour in some areas.

The public can monitor alerts and forecasts by Environment Canada online. Drivers are encouraged to drive slowly and check Drive BC before departure to prepare for any weather delays.


 


natalia@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

District looking for public input on cycling plan

Survey is open to the public until May 25

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Flooding highly unlikely this year throughout Skeena watershed

Region’s snowpack among lowest in the province

Cameras and convoys: Graduation in the age of COVID-19

Schools in Terrace and Kitimat are thinking outside the box to give students a graduation ceremony

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Most Read