09/07/2014 07:27 EDT | Updated 11/07/2014 05:59 EST

Fort St. John, Dawson Creek Areas Expected To See Snow

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Winter is still a ways off, but snow is already expected to fall in some parts of British Columbia.

Environment Canada has issued weather alerts for the northeast areas of the province near the Peace River and Williston Lake.

The agency is asking drivers who are travelling the stretch of Highway 97 in those areas to be careful.

It says cool air will combine with moisture from the Pacific to transform rain into snow.

Between five and 10 centimetres of the white stuff are expected to fall.

UPDATE: Light snow was already reported in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek on late Sunday afternoon.

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