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More heavy snow on the way for the Coquihalla Highway

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December 12, 2018 - 8:37 AM

A second big dump of snow in as many days is expected on the Coquihalla Highway.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt as a storm front approaches the region with the potential to drop between 20 to 30 centimetres of snow today, Dec. 12, and tonight.

A moist and unsettled airmass will produce a few flurries this morning on the route with a few centimetres of accumulation possible, the warning states. The snow is expected to intensify late this afternoon and continue overnight before easing tomorrow.

A warning has also been issued for the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass. Forecasters says that route can expect up to 30 cm of snow by tomorrow evening.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow, the warning says.

A snowfall warning was issued by the weather office yesterday for the same portion of the Coquihalla.

For the latest on weather warnings go the Environment Canada website here.

For the very latest on highway conditions go to Drive B.C. here.

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