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Snowfall warnings continue for Interior mountain highways

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March 29, 2020 - 8:13 AM

An unseasonably cool spring storm is bringing a heap of snow to the Interior's high mountain passes. 

Today, intense bursts of flurries will add further accumulations. Gusty winds will reduce visibilities in blowing snow, according to Environment Canada in a weather statement.

"Snow levels will be unseasonably low, hovering between 1100 and 1400 metres. A transition from rain at the lower elevations to heavy snow near the passes will make for adverse winter driving conditions."

Environment Canada is asking motorists to consider delaying travel plans until early next week when the snow will ease in the mountains.

"Drivers should be prepared for winter driving conditions and are reminded that winter tires are mandatory until April 30," according to the weather statement.

Snowfall warnings are in effect for the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt, Highway 3, from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, the Okanagan Connector and for the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

READ MORE: Snowfall warnings in effect for Coquihalla, Okanagan Connector

Road conditions are available on DriveBC's website.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 


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