Winter Storm Warning Calls For 20-25 cm Of Snow On Coquihalla Highway

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Coquihalla Highway /

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla Highway that will impact the area throughout Tuesday.

An intense Pacific frontal system will spread snow heavy at times to the Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merrit.

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 25 cm can be expected before the snow tapers off tonight as the frontal system departs the region.

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Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Likewise, drivers must be using winter tires and could face a fine if they fail to do so.

You can check if you have winter tires by seeing if they have either the Mountain Snowflake symbol or the Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol. They must be in good condition and have at least a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm.

If caught without proper winter tires on these designated routes, the fine is $121. Furthermore, if you don’t have minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm, get ready to fork out another $109.

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