Poor road conditions across the Peace has prompted DriveBC to issue a travel advisory for Highways 2, 97, and 29.
Freezing rain overnight and light snow that followed this morning has made driving treacherous in many areas, particularly on hills and corners.
“Travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary,” states the advisory.
Environment Canada is forecasting snow, blowing snow, and winds gusting to 60 kilometres-an-hour throughout the day, easing only slightly by this evening.
School District 60 has cancelled bus service for the day – schools, however, do remain open.
Besides blowing and drifting snow, wind chill values will continue to drop over the next 48 hours, hovering near -30 until at least Wednesday morning.
7 Day Forecast
Snow and blowing snow ending this afternoon then cloudy. Amount 5 cm. Wind north 40 km/h gusting to 60. Temperature falling to minus 21 this afternoon. Wind chill near minus 31. Risk of frostbite.
Clearing late this evening. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low minus 24. Wind chill minus 32 this evening and minus 26 overnight. Risk of frostbite.
Sunny. Wind becoming east 20 km/h late in the afternoon. High minus 19. Wind chill minus 33 in the morning and minus 27 in the afternoon. Risk of frostbite.
Clear. Low minus 19.
Sunny. High minus 9.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 11.
Cloudy. High plus 1.
Clear. Low minus 1.
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3.
Cloudy periods. Low minus 1.
A mix of sun and cloud. High 7.
Cloudy periods. Low plus 3.
A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.