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Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Coquihalla

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October 28, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected on the Coquihalla today.

Environment Canada says heavy flurries will continue today, Oct. 28, over higher elevations of the Coquihalla Highway, between Hope and Merritt.

The highway reopened at about 2 p.m. this afternoon, but an unstable flow off the Pacific Ocean is expected to continue today and tonight.

Heavy bouts of precipitation have lowered snow levels to near 1000 meters this morning and the snow level is expected to hover near that mark through tonight.

Heavy flurries have already deposited 5 to 10 cm of snow, nearer the Coquihalla Summit and a further 5 to 10 cm is possible today.

Flurries can be expected to continue tonight and further amounts are possible.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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

Keep up to date on weather conditions.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

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