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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.
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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.


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