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Heavy snowfall warnings on Trans-Canada, Yellowhead highways from B.C. to Alberta

The view from the DriveBC webcam in Alberta Canyon on Highway 1 about 30 kilometres east of Revelstoke, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.
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December 06, 2019 - 11:58 AM

It might be a difficult weekend for travel from B.C. to Alberta with heavy snow falling on some of the highways through high elevation mountain passes.

Environment Canada has snowfall warnings in place today, Dec. 6, for the Trans-Canada Highway from Rogers Pass to Eagle Pass and the Yellowhead Highway from Téte Jaune Cache to the Alberta border. The warning also covers both Yoho and Kootenay parks.

The weather office says a frontal system crossing B.C. could bring between 15 and 25 centimetres of snow to the region with snowfall rates increasing overnight.

There are currently no alerts for the Crowsnest Pass route, Highway 3, in southern B.C.

Highway 1 is closed following a serious collision involving two commercial tractor trailers that collided head-on around 4:30 a.m. today. Both drivers were hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries.

For the latest on the road conditions check out DriveBC's website here.

For on the latest watches and warnings in B.C. go to Environment Canada's website here.


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