2024-01-11 – Due to an arctic ridge over BC, residents will experience an extended period of cold weather starting now and into the weekend, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. It will lead to bitterly cold wind chill values near -35C to -40C and temperatures well below what residents have experienced so far this winter season.
Two warming centres have been established in Clearwater at the Dutch Lake Community Centre (209 Dutch Lake Rd) Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm and the Clearwater Library (422 Murtle Crescent) on Friday from 1-7 pm and Saturday from 12-4 pm. Please contact the District at 250-674-2257 or email email@example.com during or after regular hours if you know of someone requiring additional assistance.
As the temperature drops, be prepared:
- Take this time to check on those more vulnerable in these cold temperatures
- Check all current road conditions before you leave, and only travel if needed: https://DriveBC.ca/
- If you need to head out, wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement while driving.
- Ensure your vehicle is equipped with a full tank of fuel or electrical charge, an ice scraper and snow brush, food, water and a first-aid kit.
- Do not use an open flame (i.e., Tiger torch) to thaw frozen pipes
- Keep an eye on the weather conditions at https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-12_metric_e.html