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General News · 22nd December 2022
Ester for Mainroads
Winter Storm
A winter storm is anticipated to bring heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and icy conditions making travel difficult over the next 24 to 72 hours. Snowfall accumulations of 10-20cm are anticipated over the course of Thursday evening into Friday afternoon. Visibility may be rapidly reduced due to accumulating and blowing snowfall. Freezing levels are anticipated to rise throughout Friday shifting the heavy snow into freezing rain creating icy conditions. Be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions before heading out.
Mainroad crews will be patrolling all service area highways, applying winter materials where appropriate until the event passes, roadways are clear and back to normal.
Winter weather is unpredictable ~ be prepared for changing road conditions and please drive to conditions. Before heading out, check Drive BC as well as local traffic & weather reports. Ensure your vehicle is prepared with snow tires, a full tank of gas or a full charge, and an emergency kit ~ learn more at
For answers to most frequently asked questions about winter highway maintenance including videos and other helpful resources, visit Mainroad’s Media Centre.