Snowfall warning issued for Trans-Canada Highway
October 08, 2016 - 4:42 PM
SHUSWAP - Long weekend travellers planning to drive on the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass this evening should prepare for winter road conditions.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning at 3:51 p.m., today, Oct. 8. Snowfall warnings are issued when "significant snowfall" is expected.
The frontal system hovering over the B.C. Interior brought rain to B.C. Highway 1 from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass today.
This afternoon, the rain changed to wet snow at the summit of Rogers Pass. The snow near the summit is forecasted to intensify tonight with 10 to 15 cm of snow. The snow should taper off as the front moves southeast on Monday morning.
Motorists are reminded to stay alert and adapt to changing road conditions.
Hazardous driving conditions can result from quick weather changes in the mountain passes.
Check DriveBC for up-to-date road conditions.
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