, 2022-12-22 02:00:00,
Residents of B.C.’s South Coast should brace for a severe winter storm that will bring hazardous conditions, Environment Canada said Thursday.
Travel conditions will be challenging due to heavy snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and then heavy rain on snow or ice.
Environment Canada issued the winter storm watch on Wednesday and upgraded it to a warning Thursday.
Starting Thursday evening, residents of the South Coast and Vancouver Island can expect heavy snow followed by freezing rain and rain, localized strong winds, and a localized windchill of -25 due to arctic outflow winds, and then localized flooding in heavy rain.
Freezing rain is expected during the transition from snow to rain, which could cause significant impacts on road conditions.
B.C.’s minister of emergency management says warming centres will be open during storm
Winter storm warnings are now in effect for east Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, Greater Victoria, the Malahat…
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