Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla Highway that will impact the area throughout Friday and Saturday.
An intense Pacific frontal system will approach the interior Friday night. Light snow from the system will start early this evening and will become heavier overnight.
The snow is expected to continue through Saturday with total accumulations of up to 25 cm expected by early Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, “strong southerly winds accompanying the system will give local blowing snow resulting in low visibilities” reads the weather warning.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road 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.