Organizers of the Big Truck Parade in Campbell River have decided to hit the brakes on Friday’s festive event amid a snowfall warning.
The popular truck convoy was set to roll through the city and dazzle onlookers starting at 5 p.m., but the Downtown BIA now says the event is cancelled due to the weather.
“The BIA’s priority has always been safety, so we have gone ahead and cancelled the big truck parade,” according to a Facebook post.
Environment Canada issued advisories for both inland and eastern regions of the Island, including from the Malahat to Campbell River, saying 5 to 15 centimetres of heavy, wet snow is expected to fall Friday but ease Saturday morning.
That’s on top of the snow that already fell Tuesday and resulted in local school closures.
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions,” the weather agency said. “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”
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