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Snow and Wind Warnings Issued in British Columbia

Sea-To-Sky Highway

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for snow and wind in parts of southwest British Columbia.

The warning is currently in effect for the Sea-to-Sky-Highway between Squamish and Whistler, from Merritt to Kelowna, the Coquihalla Highway, Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton, and the Okanagan Connector (Highway 97C).

The cold frontal system traveling from the Pacific could give majority of the areas their first major snowfall of the season with 10-40 centimetres projected in the different areas.

The weather system is anticipated to travel east from the Sea-to-Sky-Highway on Thursday evening but is not expected to reach metro Vancouver.

Burnaby Mountain however may see some snow along with other local mountains in the region.

Thousands of BC Hydro customers in metro Vancouver however did wake up to a power outage Thursday morning due to the strong overnight storm.

The powerful gusts have led to ferry cancellations but are expected to slow down by early afternoon and be followed by rain.

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