Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Coquihalla

Somewhere between 20 to 30 cm was expected to fall on the Coquihalla

  • Mar. 1, 2017 12:00 p.m.
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Coquihalla Summit — DriveBC cam

It will be a snowy start to March.

A thin layer of snow has already covered the valley bottom and mountain passes are expected to get a lot more.

Environment Canada has issued another snow warning for the Coquihalla, from Hope to Merritt. Somewhere between 20 to 30 cm was expected to fall in the next day.

“A Pacific frontal system moving through the southern Interior this morning resulted in 10 to 15 cm of snow over the Coquihalla Highway overnight,” reads a statement from the national weather agency.

“A further five to 10 cm of snow is expected this morning over most areas before precipitation eases off.”

Another wave moving off the Pacific will bring the potential for more significant precipitation later today and into Thursday.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

“If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone,” reads the statement.

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.

To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.