Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)

Cross-country skis rest stuck in the snow in front of Wells Gray Outdoors Club’s cabin next to the Candle Creek Trails. The trails and many parts of Clearwater could get another thick layer of snow this weekend. (File photo)

UPDATE: Snowfall weather alert issued for North Thompson changed to winter warning

Communities wihtin the North Thompson could see up to 30 cm this weekend

Residents across the North Thompson are being asked to prepare for heavy snowfall this weekend.

A special weather statement for the North Thompson region was upgraded to a winter storm warning early Friday morning. The warning spans from overnight Friday into Sunday morning.

“A strong Pacific frontal system will move over the region overnight tonight,” the statement reads.

“Heavy snow will bring hazardous winter conditions before tapering off to a few flurries Sunday morning.”

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The region could see snowfall as high as 30 cm over weekend and the heaviest snow is forecasted for east of Clearwater.

The warning also covers North Columbia and West Columbia regions, as well as Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass on the Trans-Canada Highway.

To report severe weather, email BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet using the hashtag #BCStorm.



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