Get ready for more snow on Southern Interior highways


It's going to be another snowy weekend for those planning to take the Coquihalla Highway or Highway 3 to the coast.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Highway 5 from Merritt to Hope, and Highway 3 from Princeton to Hope via Allison Pass.

Ten to 20 centimetres of snow is expected in both areas by Saturday morning, Feb. 24.

Forecasters say s trough of low pressure will move over the south coast tomorrow, Feb. 23, with snowfall expected to begin in the morning. Five to 10 centimetres are expected across the highway passes during the day.

Snow will taper off in the evening before a second disturbance moves across the region tomorrow night, the weather statement says. Snow is expected to pick up again overnight, bringing more accumulations to the highway passes. Snow is expected to ease by Saturday morning.

Environment Canada says the expected snowfall is below its warning criteria of 15 centimetres in 12 hours, but rapidly accumulating snow could still make travel difficult in some locations.

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