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Snowfall warning: Coquihalla hit with nearly a foot of snow overnight, more coming today

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5).

According to the agency, the major route saw 24 centimetres of “heavy snow” between Hope and Merritt overnight.

An additional 10-15 cm is expected today before the winter weather eases off later in the day.

<who>Photo Credit: DriveBC

“Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow,” notes the Environment Canada weather warning.

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

The alert adds that weather in the mountains can change suddenly, resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

You can stay up to date on the latest highway conditions and closures by visiting the DriveBC website.



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