Coquihalla Highway could see up to 10 cm of snow tonight

Oct 30 2018, 10:38 pm

After an early-season snowstorm shut down the Coquihalla Highway for hours this past Sunday, Environment Canada is advising that the popular interior highway connector between Hope and Merritt could be hit with another round of winter weather this evening.

According to the agency, fog patches are set to roll in tonight, before periods of snow begin to take shape, resulting in a forecasted 10 cm of accumulation throughout the night.

And for those who are travelling on the Okanagan Connector between Merritt and Kelowna this evening or tonight, it’s much the same story as well.

Drivers using the route should exercise extra caution by adjusting their driving with the changing road conditions. Visibility may also be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

On Sunday, the Coquihalla Highway was closed in both directions due to the snow, which was the result of an “unstable flow off the Pacific Ocean,” according to Environment Canada.

Winter tires became mandatory for mountain highway routes beginning October 1, until April 30, 2019.

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