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B.C. mountain passes hit hard by snow, winter storm advisory in effect

Winter has hit mountain passes hard.
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December 21, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Hazardous, wintry driving conditions will persist on B.C.’s mountain passes today.

An Environment Canada winter storm advisory is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway; from Hope to Merritt; the Okanagan Connector, from Merritt to Kelowna; Highway 3, from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and the Trans-Canada Highway, from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

“A frontal system has stalled over southern B.C.,” reads the alert that was posted early Dec. 21.

"A steady feed of moisture, streaming into the southern Interior has brought copious amounts of snow to many highway passes. Numerous highway closures are in effect, consider alternate travel plans until conditions improve."

Heavy snow will continue today. Additional snowfall with estimated amounts of five to 20 centimetres is possible by later this afternoon.

"Snow will finally end later this afternoon and this evening," reads the alert.

?Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca. ??Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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