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More snow on the way for the Coquihalla

Highway5, at Zopkios, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking north. Another Pacific front weather system will hit the mountain passes Sunday, Feb. 16m 2014.
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February 16, 2014 - 11:28 AM


KELOWNA – After a dump of up to 30 cm of snow overnight, another 30 cm are forecast to fall on the Coquihalla highway between Merritt and Hope Sunday.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement so drivers have a heads up about the heavy snowfall.

Another frontal system from the Pacific is to blame for the precipitation. The first one hit Saturday. Number 2 will move over the coastal mountains Sunday afternoon before moving into the Southern Interior overnight.

Along with the Coq, Highway 3 on both sides of the Okanagan will get the heavy snow, including the Allison Pass, the Kootenay Pass and the Paulson Summit.

The snow in the mountain passes will taper to a few flurries by Monday morning.

The Ministry of Transportation has warned there will be delays for snow removal and avalanche control.

You can get the very latest on the road condition at Drive B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email or call 250-491-0331.

Highway 5, at Zopkios, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking south.
Highway 5, at Zopkios, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking south.
Image Credit: Drive B.C.
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