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Snowfall warnings in effect for Coquihalla, Okanagan Connector

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March 28, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Drivers can expect up to 40 centimetres of snow today on the Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector.

"An unseasonably cool spring storm will bring a long period of snowfall over the highway passes this weekend with 20 to 30 cm of snow expected for Rogers Pass and Kootenay Pass. The Coquihalla Hope to Merritt segment may see 30 to 40 cm," according to Environment Canada.

"As a cold front sweeps across the province on Sunday, an unsettled airmass will result in brief but intense bursts of flurries over the highways with sudden reduction in visibility due to heavy snow."

Special weather statements are also in effect for Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton and for the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna.

"Snow will continue today as the system pushes across British Columbia. In the wake of the system on Sunday, intense bursts of flurries will add further accumulations. Gusty winds will reduce visibilities in blowing snow, particularly on Sunday," according to Environment Canada.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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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