More snow on the way for the Coquihalla Highway
Up to 25 cm of snow is expected for the Coquihalla Highway, according to Environment Canada.
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February 28, 2017 - 10:19 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you are headed to the coast keep in mind more snow is expected on southern Interior highway mountain passes starting this afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning saying up to 25 centimetres of snow could fall at the summit of the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope by tomorrow morning, March 1.
Forecasters say most other mountain passes will get between 5 to 10 cm of snow.
The snow will taper off tomorrow morning, but will start up again on Thursday and Friday, according to the snowfall warning.
"Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," the warning states. "Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions."
For the latest on the warning go to Environment Canada's website.
The latest road conditions are available at Drive B.C.
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