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Travel advisory issued for Coquihalla as conditions deteriorate in winter storm

Near white-out conditions can be seen in this screenshot from a DriveBC webcam looking northeast at the Zopkios Rest Area near the Coquihalla Summit.
Image Credit: DriveBC
February 25, 2021 - 2:25 PM

If you don't have to travel between the Interior and the Lower Mainland on the Coquihalla Highway today, don't.

Ministry of Highways has issued a travel advisory for the Coquihalla Highway for 31 kilometres between Exit 192 and Exit  228 at Coquihalla Lakes this afternoon, Feb. 26.

Limited visibility due to blowing snow and dense fog is being reported from approximately five kilometres north of the Coquihalla Summit to 15 km north of Hope.

A motor vehicle collision in the southbound land between Merritt and Hope is creating major delays from the Zopkios and Box Canyon brake checks.

Poor driving conditions are being reported this afternoon between Hope and Merritt on the Coquihalla Highway.
Poor driving conditions are being reported this afternoon between Hope and Merritt on the Coquihalla Highway.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Drive BC

Environment Canada has also continued winter storm warnings for the Coquihalla Highway, Hope to Merritt, along with for Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass. Snowfall accumulations up to 30 cm are expected before the snow ends tomorrow morning.

The weather office has also extended the snowfall warning for Highway 3 between Paulson summit and Kootenay Pass.

For the latest on road conditions and updates on the collision, check out the DriveBC website here.

For the latest on weather warning, go to the Environment Canada website here.


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