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15 centimetres of snow expected to fall on the Coquihalla

FILE PHOTO - A snow plow works on Highway 3 at the Allison Pass Summit on April 8, 2013.
Image Credit: Contributed/B.C. Ministry of Transportation
January 04, 2020 - 10:51 AM

While the weather is sunny and relatively warm throughout much of the Okanagan and Kamloops, driving conditions on mountain passes will be more wintry.

There's a snowfall warning still in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt.

"A southwest flow of moist and unstable air will continue to impact the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt this weekend," Environment Canada reported. "Heaviest accumulations are expected today, Jan. 4,  with amounts of up to 15 centimetres. A further snowfall of five to 10 cm will occur tonight and again on Sunday."

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. 

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.


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