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Snowfall warning issued for the Lakes District

A snowfall warning is currently in effect for the Lakes District, according to Environment Canada.

10 to 20 centimetres of snow is expected for the region.

According to Meteorologist Trevor Smith, a pacific storm is moving through with a cold arctic air mass.

He said that it will hit the central interior the hardest.

“Smithers is on the northern edge of the storm. So we’re looking at snow amounts probably just below warning criteria, we’re probably looking at 5 to 10 centimetres for Smithers but as you get down to Burns Lake way we’re looking at a little bit more,” Smith said.

He added that the snow is expected to start later Friday (Dec 17) and end Saturday evening (Dec 18).

Smith said the weather may cause limited visibility for those driving on the road.

“Make sure to plan, I mean I think that’s the key is planning your trips so you’re never in too much of a hurry. Obviously give yourself plenty of time to get from A to B,” he said.

Smith added the cold weather that has been in the region is expected to stick around with the storm.

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