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Heavy snow on high elevation southern Interior highways prompts DriveBC emergency alert

It's nasty on the Coquihalla Highway, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
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December 20, 2019 - 11:43 AM

DriveBC has issued an emergency message, asking drivers to not travel on the Trans-Canada Highway, the Coquihalla Highway, Highway 5A and Highway 3.

"Heavy snowfall is occurring and expected to continue through the day for many routes. Travellers are encouraged to consider alternate plans if travelling via Hwy 1, 3, 5, 5A and are asked to plan ahead," the alert posted to DriveBC's website this morning, Dec. 20, states.

The Coquihalla Highway is currently closed northbound between Hope and Merritt for a vehicle incident. An estimated time of opening isn't available. A winter storm warning is in effect for that highway.

The Trans-Canada Highway is under a travel advisory between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass thanks to the significant snowfall. You can expect delays due to the weather and avalanche control.

Highway 3 is closed following a vehicle incident between Allison Pass Summit and Manning Park Resort that is affecting a 4.5 km stretch of the highway. There is no estimated time of opening.

For the latest on highway conditions go to the Drive B.C. website here, or follow Drive B.C. on Twitter at @DriveBC_TOK or @DriveBC. You can also follow the Ministry of Transportation on Twitter at @TranBC.

For the latest on weather watches or warnings, go to the Environment Canada website here.

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