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Snow and additional hefty rain coming this weekend, BC government alerts

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Key takeaways: 

  • Hefty rain, snow in the interior and mountain roads, increased winds are anticipated to strike beginning Friday.
  • Considerable snowfall and less visibility are anticipated as well as raised water flows in regions already impacted by current flooding, according to Environment Canada.

Snow and heavy rain expected to hit BC this weekend: 

The B.C.¬†government is cautioning of “severe winter weather” concerning notable snowfall, avalanche dangers and heavy water flow in numerous parts of the region this weekend. Source – cbc.ca

The government states in an advisory that heavy rain on the coast, snow in regions of the Interior and mountain roads, and increased winds across much of the region may pose additional challenges from Friday through Sunday in places recuperating from November’s storms.

Of special worry is Highway 3, which stays shut to non-essential travel but is the major link between the Lower Mainland and the Interior while restorations resume on different supply chain links ruined by flooding.

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Snow and heavy rains expected to hit BC this weekend

The government is insisting on commercial and essential vehicle drivers to be ready and watch for weather warnings from Environment Canada.

It alerts storm situations are predicted to hit a section of Highway 3 near Manning Park between Hope and Princeton.

“Significant snowfall and reduced visibility are expected as well as potential avalanche activity and increased water flow in areas already affected by recent flooding,” it states. The alert comes as Environment Canada also gave special weather information for much of southern B.C. and interior areas of the main and northern coast. Source – cbc.ca

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