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

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