Heavy snowfall warning: Up to 25 cm for mountain highways east of Hope

Nov 19 2017, 10:28 pm

BC Interior mountain highways east of Hope are experiencing significant snowfall, prompting Environment Canada to issue a snowfall warning.

According to the federal weather agency, up to 25 cm can be expected between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

The Coquihalla Summit will see light snow become heavier late this afternoon and continue into the evening. By early Monday morning, when 25 cm has accumulated, the snowfall will ease.

Over at the Rogers Pass, intermittent flurries will intensify this afternoon, with up to 20 cm accumulated by tonight.

Similar conditions will be experienced in the Kootenay Pass, with snowfall amounts approaching 20 cm by early Monday morning.

Heavy snowfall is also being experienced along the Sea to Sky Highway near Whistler. Up to 15 cm is expected for the Whistler Village area.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” reads the warning. “Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

The system, which is also responsible for heavy rainfall in Metro Vancouver, will taper and move into Alberta on Monday morning.

 

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