B.C. braces for more bad weather

Image copyright Instagram/ClarkFerryBC Image caption Travellers have been warned to expect a storm to hit the province later this week If the weather forecast is accurate, B.C. is facing more bad weather. Rain and…

B.C. braces for more bad weather

Image copyright Instagram/ClarkFerryBC Image caption Travellers have been warned to expect a storm to hit the province later this week

If the weather forecast is accurate, B.C. is facing more bad weather.

Rain and snow are expected to fall across the province on Thursday, but temperatures will plummet.

Many drivers may face heavy rush-hour traffic, with some flash flooding and possible power outages.

Noppawan Jayawardena, a federal forecaster for Environment Canada, said the system was “particularly severe”.

There is also the potential for heavy snow across some parts of the province.

Coupleers of centimetres of snow are expected at higher altitudes, but coastal mountain slopes could see a foot or more.

“Not only is this going to be wet, but also this is going to be very windy and that is going to create several hazards for everybody,” Mr Jayawardena told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

He said rain would start falling on Thursday afternoon across much of the province.

Temperatures could drop to as low as minus 10C.

Storm Chantelle had caused chaos across B.C. earlier this week, bringing gusts of 120mph and flooding that closed roads, schools and government buildings.

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