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Snowfall warning continues for Coquihalla Highway

A VSA Maintenance blower is clearing the shoulder on Highway 5 at the Coquihalla Summitt Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 after 22 centimetres fell in 24 hours.
Image Credit: Ministry of Transportation via Twitter
December 13, 2015 - 3:30 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – A snow fall warning remains in effect for the Coquihalla Highway today.

A slow moving low pressure system is making its way across southern B.C. producing rain in the valley bottoms and dumping snow at higher elevations, according to Environment Canada.

Forecasters say between 10 to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Highway 5 from Merritt to Hope today, Dec. 13, adding to the 10 to 15 cm which fell yesterday and overnight.

A snowfall warning in place for Highway 3 from the Kootenay Pass to the Paulson Summit has been lifted since significant snowfall accumulation is no longer expected in that area.

For the very latest forecasts and warning go to Environment Canada’s website.

Up-to-date road conditions can be found at Drive B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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