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Wintry weather invades BC, Vancouver included

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Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:43 PM -

Saturday marks the official start to winter and it's definitely looking and feeling like it across much of British Columbia. 

On Friday, snowfall warnings stretched across the province, including Metro Vancouver. 

"A cold air mass in combination with moisture from a Pacific low pressure system is giving snow to the British Columbia South Coast," said Environment Canada in a statement early Friday.

By Friday afternoon, 10 cm had been recorded in Vancouver, 14 cm in Campbell River and 12 cm in Victoria. Snow-covered roads and slick conditions were also reported and motorists are being urged to adjust travel plans accordingly. 

10-15 cm of snow had been recorded in the Central Interior early Friday, with more snow expected.

An additional 10-20 cm is possible with the highest amounts occurring in the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions, EC says.

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