Up to 10 cm of snow may fall on Coquihalla, Highway 3 tonight

May 15 2017, 10:43 pm

Apparently, Old Man Winter is simply refusing to leave town.

On Monday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for two main routes between the Lower Mainland and the BC Interior.

“Snowfall is expected to develop over the interior highway passes tonight as a Cold Low moves into the region,” said Environment Canada in a release.

“Snow levels will lower this evening to near 1000 metres with snow developing across the highway passes. Total snowfall amounts of 2 to 10 cm of snow is possible by Tuesday afternoon.”

However, the agency also concedes the amount of total snowfall remains uncertain “as warmer road surface temperatures will allow some of the snow to melt.”

Snow levels will rise on Tuesday afternoon to “near 1,500 metres allowing the snow to change to rain over the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass,” it added.

Well, that’s comforting. It is MAY after all.

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