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Snow expected to fall on Coquihalla

FILE PHOTO - Travelling behind a snow plow on the Coquihalla Highway on Nov 2, 2013.
Image Credit: Contributed/B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Jess M. Cote
October 17, 2020 - 10:20 AM

Highway 5 is expected to get a light covering of new snow today.

According to Mountain Forecast, Highway 5 is expected to receive roughly seven centimetres of snow Saturday, Oct. 17, and reach a low of -4 C.

A mix of sun and clouds are predicted for the next few days, followed by a snowfall on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the forecast.

Drive BC is reporting slushy and slippery sections between Exit 202 and Exit 336 on Highway 5 this morning and also warns of compact snow on the Okanagan Connector, Highway 97C.

Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in British Columbia from Oct. 1 to April 30. For select highways not located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, tire and chain requirements end March 31. These routes are marked with regulatory signs posted on highways throughout the province. 

READ MORE: Here's what you need to know about B.C.'s winter tire rules

No highway alerts are in effect, according to Environment Canada.


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