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UPDATE: Snowfall warnings for Coquihalla, Rogers Pass, Highway 3 lifted

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March 03, 2017 - 11:36 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Motorists driving the Trans Canada Highway to Calgary, the Coquihalla to Vancouver, or Highway 3 east or west, can now breathe a sigh of relief because the flurry of snowfall warnings are now over. 

The list of regional snowfall warnings were rescinded this morning, March 4, at 4:33 a.m.

A warning was issued yesterday for Highway 3, Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Warnings were also issued on March 2, for Highway 1 Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and for the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt.

Forecasters say a cold front started spreading snow into the Columbias on March 2 and brought between 20 and 25 cm this morning.

Motorists are always cautioned to be aware of rapidly changing driving conditions in mountainous areas, and to be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions.

Updates on road conditions can be found on the Drive B.C. website.

- This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. on March 3 to include new information from Drive B.C.

- This story was updated at 5 p.m. on March 4 to include new information from Drive B.C.


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