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Travel advisory in effect for Coquihalla due to heavy snow

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DriveB.C. is warning drivers of limited visibility along the Coquihalla this afternoon due to heavy snowfall.

A traffic advisory was issued this afternoon, Nov. 6, for Highway 5 between Merritt and West Kamloops due to heavy and blowing snow.

"Watch for crews and equipment working. Exercise caution and consider alternate route," according to DriveB.C.

Snowfall warnings are in effect for the Coquihalla, from Hope to Kamloops, the Okanagan Connector, Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and Highway 97 from Clinton to 100 Mile House via Begbie Summit.

"A Pacific low pressure system off Vancouver Island will spread snow across the southwest interior this morning then to the Kootenays this afternoon. The snow will become heaviest tonight with most of the accumulation occurring during this time. Kootenay Pass and Begbie Summit will receive lesser amounts of snow, near 10 cm tonight while the other areas will receive 15 cm or more," according to Environment Canada.

"The snow will ease on Monday as the low moves further to the south."

Road conditions are available on DriveB.C.'s website. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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