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Watch for wet snow conditions on higher elevations of North Island highways

Accumulations will vary depending on the level of precipitation and could make travel difficult
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Conditions may not be as poor as this file picture shows, but Mainroad North Island Contracting crews will be patrolling all service area highways and applying winter materials where appropriate over the next day or more to deal with potential snow conditions at higher elevations. File photo

A low-pressure system is anticipated to impact the Northern-Vancouver Island Service area over the next day or so.

As it draws in cold air, snow levels will fall across the South Coast, a statement from highway contractor Mainroad North Island Contracting says. Combined with precipitation, snow levels will drop to 250 metres: higher elevations of Highway 28 between Gold River and Campbell River and Highway 19 between Port Hardy and Campbell River are anticipated to see snow.

Accumulations will vary depending on the level of precipitation and could make travel difficult and reduce visibility, before heading out drivers are urged to prepare for winter driving conditions.

Mainroad crews will be patrolling all service area highways and applying winter materials where appropriate until the event passes, roadways are clear and back to normal.



Alistair Taylor

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I have been editor of the Campbell River Mirror since 1989. Our team takes great pride in serving our community.
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