Heavy snow expected on Coquihalla Highway tonight | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Vernon News

Heavy snow expected on Coquihalla Highway tonight

The view from a Drive B.C. webcam at the Coquihalla Summit looking north, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.
Image Credit: DriveBC
November 19, 2020 - 4:53 PM

It’s going to get messy on the Coquihalla Highway tonight with up to 25 centimetre of snow expected.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the stretch of Highway 5 from Merritt to Hope.

A moist and unstable airmass is to blame with flurries this afternoon, Nov. 19, turning to heavy snow. Accumulations at the Coquihalla Summit could reach 25 cm tonight.

The rapid snowfall could make driving a challenge and visibility could be suddenly reduced, Environment Canada says.

For the latest on road conditions head to Drive B.C.’s website here.

For the latest on the weather warning, go to Environment Canada’s website here.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander or call 250-309-5343 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2020

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile