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UPDATE: Winter storm watch now snowfall warning for Coquihalla, Highway 3

FILE PHOTO - Heavy snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 over the next three days.
Image Credit: Contributed/B.C. Ministry of Transportation/Jess M. Cote
February 04, 2021 - 11:32 AM

Significant snowfall is expected over the next few days on mountain passes west of Kamloops and the Okanagan.

A winter storm watch for the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton has been upgraded to a snowfall warning by Environment Canada this morning, Feb. 4.

The weather service is predicting 20 cm of snow to fall by Friday morning as a weather system passes over southern British Columbia today.

Snow is expected to intensify tonight for both the Coquihalla Highway, Hope to Merritt, and Highway 3 Hope to Princeton before tapering off to periods of light snow Friday morning.

Another system approaching Friday night could bring an additional 15 to 20 cm of snow on Saturday.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly, causing hazardous driving conditions.

Drivers can monitor highway conditions on Drive BC.

— This story was updated at 11:20 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 to say the winter storm watches had been upgraded to snowfall warnings.

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