Snow flurries expected on Coquihalla today says Environment Canada

Sep 13 2018, 4:24 pm

Drivers travelling on the Coquihalla today are being advised to travel safe and prepare for potential snow flurries, according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

In a statement, the agency says the cold front crossing 100 Mile and South Thompson regions early this morning is causing the freezing level to drop to near the summit level.

“Flurries are expected this morning over Bebgie Summit and near the summit of the Coquihalla Highway (from Merritt to Kamloops),” the alert reads. “Local snowfall accumulation of two cm is possible.”

Earlier this week, pockets of Northern BC were hit with early season snowfall, a reminder that while it may not even officially be autumn yet, winter is not far away.

In light of the alert, Environment Canada is reminding drivers that weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions, and that up-to-date road conditions are always available online.

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