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Residents in northeastern British Columbia woke up to the first significant snowfall of the season. The wintry blast continues to cover houses, cars and roads across the region.

B.C. residents wake up to winter wonderland. See photos


Leeanna McLean
Digital Reporter

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:58 PM - Residents in northeastern British Columbia woke up to the first significant snowfall of the season. The wintry blast continues to cover houses, cars and roads across the region.  

As of 11 a.m. Saturday PDT, Fort St. John has picked up 14 cm with 7 cm in Chetwynd. A snowfall warning remains in effect with 10 to 20 cm expected.


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"An early season Arctic front will continue to push down across northern B.C. today, while a moist Pacific front streams up from southern B.C.," says Environment Canada. "Snow will continue over sections of the Alaska Highway south of Fort Nelson. Over the B.C. Peace, the snowfall rate will increase through the day as the southern moisture stream intensifies and the Arctic air becomes more entrenched. The cold north winds will persist through today as well."

Heavier snow is expected to ease to flurries by midnight. Officials are urging motorists to adjust driving with changing road conditions. The province's winter driving rules are in effect as of Oct. 1.


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Here's how residents are dealing with the snowy conditions.



Courtesy: Don -- Dawson Creek, B.C.



Courtesy: Melinda Snider -- Tumbler Ridge, B.C.

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