Snowfall warning issued for east Vancouver Island

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East Vancouver Island could get some more snow this weekend.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the east side of the Island, from Campbell River to Duncan. Parts of the region could receive up to 10 cm, starting tonight (Dec. 17) and continuing through early Saturday morning.

A strong Pacific frontal system is forecast to move into B.C.’s south coast and bring snow and wind with it. Environment Canada said snow accumulation will range from two cm, in areas near sea level, to 10 cm at higher elevations. The snow could change to rain Saturday morning when warmer air pushes into the region.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations,” reads the Environment Canada warning.

A wind warning is also in effect for Saturday morning, with strong winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90. The wind combined with falling snow is expected to cause local blowing snow with reduced visibilities over inland sections of the region.

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