More snow is on the way for BC’s Southern Interior highways.
Environment Canada’s special weather statements remain in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, Highway 3, and the Okanagan Connector.
According to the weather agency, “cold fronts [sweeping] down from the north” will result in 5 to 10 cm of snow.
This is in addition to the 3 to 7 cm that fell on the highway passes on Monday.
The mountain passes picked up 3-7cm of snow last night. As the cold front exits the province today, the potential remains for heavy flurries and 5-10 additional cms. #ShiftIntoWinter #DriveBC #BCstorm pic.twitter.com/XuKSeWs3PZ
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) October 8, 2019
“Uncertainty remains about how much moisture will be available once road surfaces get sufficiently cold to allow snow to accumulate,” says Environment Canada. “In addition, strong gusty winds will accompany the front.”
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With winter-like conditions on the way, the agency is also reminding drivers that weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Motorists planning to make trips over these passes are encouraged to check out DriveBC for the latest conditions.