Storm Warning Calls For Up To 20 cm Of Snow On Coquihalla Highway

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Coquihalla Highway

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

Snow will develop over the highway passes beginning this morning, as a Pacific frontal system moves across southern BC today. Snow levels near 1000 metres this morning will rise to 1300 metres today.

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Near the Coquihalla Summit and the Kootenay Pass, up to 10 cm of snow can be expected by this afternoon.

Looking ahead to this evening, an additional 5-10 cm of snow is possible for the Coquihalla Highway.

The weather agency also says that snowfall over other southern BC highway passes will be less intense and total amounts near 5 cm can be expected.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly and motorists are reminded to drive safely.

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