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UPDATE: Snowfall warning issued as snow flies across B.C's Southern Interior

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
February 03, 2017 - 4:49 PM


8:50 AM FEB. 5

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – The snowfall warning and two special weather statements issued Friday evening have ended.

The snowfall warning called for 15 to 30 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt.

The special weather statements for the Trans-Canada Highway Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and the North Thompson region predicted 25 to 35 cm. 

For the most up to date road conditions, visit DriveBC.

4:49 PM FEB. 3

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – Motorists rushing home to start their weekends may need to slow down on the trip home, thanks to a string of weather statements and a snowfall warning from Environment Canada.

Environment Canada says an active weather system moving off the B.C. coast is to blame for the amount of snow anticipated.

Two special weather statements have been issued. One for the Trans-Canada Highway Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and the other for the North Thompson region. Environment Canada expects 25 to 35 cm to fall starting tonight continuing into tomorrow afternoon.

Additionally, a snowfall warning was issued for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt. The warning calls for 15 to 30 cm overnight. Southern areas of the highway will likely be the hardest hit.

- This story was updated at 9:03 a.m. on Feb. 5 to include new information from Environment Canada. 

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