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Winter's back on Coquihalla Highway with travel advisory, snowfall warning

Expect snow, and lots of it, if you're driving the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt today, April 9, 2021. This photo was taken today between Larson Hill and the Portia interchange.
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April 09, 2021 - 10:40 AM

A late season snowstorm packing up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected created dangerous driving conditions on the Coquihalla Highway today.

DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for Highway 5, the Coquihalla Highway, in both directions, from Hope to Merritt this morning, April 9, and Environment Canada has also continued the snowfall warning for that section of highway with 15 to 20 cm of snow expected to fall.

The heavy snowfall is forecast to fall today creating limited visibility and rapidly changing road conditions. The snow should taper off to flurries overnight.

Alternate routes should be considered, according to DriveBC.

Winter tires are mandatory on passenger vehicles until April 30. As per COVID-19 provincial health orders, travel should be essential only.

Motorists should check road conditions on Drive BC.

For the latest on public weather warnings in B.C. go to this Environment Canada web page.

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