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Winter storm warning for Coquihalla Highway

FILE PHOTO - If you have plans to drive from the southern Interior to the Lower Mainland in the near future, you may want to reconsider. Up to 30 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Hope and Merritt starting tomorrow, Dec. 15, 2020 creating hazardous winter driving conditions.
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December 14, 2020 - 4:50 PM

If you have plans to drive from the southern Interior to the Lower Mainland in the near future, you may want to reconsider.

Up to 30 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Hope and Merritt starting tomorrow, Dec. 15, creating hazardous winter driving conditions.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning that says a Pacific frontal system will bring snow and gusty winds starting during the day that will likely continue into Tuesday night.

By early Wednesday morning, between 20 to 30 cm of snow is expected at the Coquihalla Summit.

“Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions,” the warning states. “Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.”

For the latest on the winter storm warning, go to Environment Canada's website here.

For the latest road conditions check Drive BC's website here.


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