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Drivers warned about snow on the Coq

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement with up to 15 cm of snow expected on the Coquihalla between Merritt and Hope Saturday night.
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April 19, 2014 - 10:31 AM


KELOWNA – If you are driving to or from the Lower Mainland Saturday, you better still have winter tires on your vehicle.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Hope.

Up to 15 cm of snow is expected as a Pacific frontal system spreads moisture to the Coquihalla summit.

The rain will start on Saturday afternoon before turning to snow as the freezing level falls thanks to an approaching cold front.

The freezing level will drop to 1,200 m Saturday evening and 900 m overnight.

The snow, at times heavy, will taper to a few flurries or showers by early Sunday morning.

For the very latest weather conditions go to Environment Canada's website and for the very latest highway conditions check out Drive B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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