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Winter storm warning for Coquihalla with heavy snow expected

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February 24, 2021 - 4:06 PM

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Coquihalla Highway.

Environment Canada says the Hope to Merritt section of the Coquihalla Highway could see as much as 30 centimetres of snow beginning tonight, Feb. 24, and tomorrow.

An approaching frontal system should begin producing snow tonight over the Coquihalla Pass, becoming heavy at times through Thursday.

The snow is not expected to end until Friday morning.


READ MORE: More snow coming to southern Interior overnight with Coquihalla expected to bear the brunt

Some valley locations could see two to four cm of snow tonight, with the highest amounts expected in the North Okanagan and trace amounts in Kamloops and Penticton. The snow could make driving a bit dicey for the morning commute.

As well, a winter storm warning and snowfall warning have been issued for Highway 3 from Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly. Motorists can monitor driving conditions on the Drive BC website here.

More details on the Environment Canada warnings can be found here.

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