BC: More snow, more cold
The Canadian Press Jan 2, 2022, 5:21 PM | Story: 355927
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After 21 cm of snow fell in Vancouver overnight, a woman dressed for the cold walks up a snow-covered street. THE CANADIAN PRS/Darryl Dyck
Environment Canada has advised British Columbia residents that extreme cold and snow are likely to return to some areas of the province.
Snow storms are expected to continue for parts of southern B.C.
Highway alertsHighway 5, the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt to Highway 3, from Hope to Princeton to Highway 1 through Rogers Pass are subject to change.
Highway 3 between Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass will receive between 40-60 cm of snow per day.
According to the weather office, the Fraser Canyon will receive up to 50 cm of snow. The Coquihalla Highway between Hope & Merritt could see up to 30 cm.
An extreme cold warnings has been issued for northeastern B.C. overnight.
According to the weather bureau, this will bring windchill values of minus 45 which will continue until the end the week.
Environment Canada has issued a wind advisory for East Vancouver Island. It cites winds up to 90 km/h that could cause “damage”.
It is expected that the Fort Nelson area will experience a prolonged period of very cold winds, with wind chill values below 45. This will continue until the end of next week.