April Snowstorm Hits Terrace-Kitimat and Bulkley Valley Areas

The Northwest is getting hit with yet another snowstorm as Winter seems to be in no hurry to leave the region.

Environment Canada meteorologist Cindy Yu says the freezing level is expected to rise over the rest of the week, so it's likely the snow will change to rain over the next day or two -- but there's no guarantee. 

"We are getting into the cold low season, where we can have essentially a trough of low pressure sitting just over the Gulf of Alaska, but through this week, we will continue to see cold air trying to make its way across the Prairie provinces -- unfortunately we are seeing some of that cold air affecting parts of BC today, and as a result the North Coast is seeing some snow today," she said.

The Terrace-Kitimat Airport has recorded 10 centimetres of snow since yesterday, while Kitimat has received twice that amount.

[PHOTO:  Downtown Terrace (Post Office Building) - Apr 3, 2018 (John Crawford)] 

 

Snow has also fallen across the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District, and blowing snow was reported on Highway 16 at Hungry Hill, west of Houston.  

Motorists are advised to check www.drivebc.ca for updated road conditions