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There's currently no major highway access to the BC Interior due to snowfall

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 09, 2017 6:42 am 6,247

Whether you’re in the Lower Mainland, hoping to head to the Interior today, or planning to head the opposite direction, you’re going nowhere fast – or getting there with a major detour.

Snow and accidents have closed Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt, as well as Highway 3, between Hope and Princeton.

Highway 1 is also closed from Yale to Jackass Mountain, north of Hope.

As a result, Highway 99 – which runs through Whistler and Lillooet – is the only way for Lower Mainland drivers to get to the Interior; although driving is not recommended today.

A list of full highway closures and issues can be found here.

Before the Coquihalla was closed, scenes of a semi crash were captured by one traveller.

A video posted by Anita (@catahoulacowgirl) on


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DH Vancouver Staff
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