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Coquihalla to get up to to 25 centimetres of snow

FILE PHOTO - Travelling behind a snow plow on the Coquihalla Highway on Nov 2, 2013.
Image Credit: Contributed/B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Jess M. Cote
February 07, 2020 - 7:11 AM

Environment Canada has extended its weather warning for the Coquihalla, warning motorists that the stretch of highway between Merritt and Hope is expected to get up to  25 centimetres of snow.

"An approaching low-pressure system will give snow to the southern highway passes today," an alert from the national weather service states.

"Snow will begin over the Coquihalla Summit near midday and then spread to Kootenay Pass this afternoon. The snow is forecast to intensify tonight as the low nears."

Total snowfall accumulations of up to 25 cm can be expected before the snow tapers off to a few flurries early Saturday morning.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult, Environment Canada warned.

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

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