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Snow on its way to Coquihalla Highway; summit could see 20 cm

FILE PHOTO - A special weather statement has been issued for the Coquihalla.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Coquihalla Road Reports

If you're planning a drive between the southern Interior and the Lower Mainland tonight or tomorrow, be sure you have your winter tires on.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement this morning, Oct. 26, for the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Hope.

Forecasters are calling for 10 to 20 centimetres of snow  tonight and tomorrow, mainly on the Coquihalla Summit, thanks to an unstable westerly flow.

At times there will be a mix of rain and snow near the summit, and through the lower elevations will be just rain, reads the statement, which adds that the exact amount may vary greatly.

Visit Drive B.C. here for the latest road conditions.

For the latest on the special weather statement and other public weather alerts, go to the Environment Canada website here.

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