More highway snowfall warnings as weekend approaches

A weather system will spread snow along the highway passes of the southwest interior of BC today...

  • Mar. 3, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Coquihalla summit.

Coquihalla summit.

Environment Canada has issued a series of new snowfall warnings for mountain passes.

The Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt, Highway 3, Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass are both expected to see around 20 to 30 cm of fresh snow.

“An approaching weather system will spread snow along the highway passes of the southwest interior of BC today,” reads the report from the national weather agency.

“Heavy snow is expected along the Coquihalla highway between Hope and Merritt and this afternoon along Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton. The heavy snow is forecast to continue tonight as the system moves through the region leading to snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm by Saturday morning”

Other highway routes throughout B.C. are going to be affected by the system also.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.