Snow on the way for Coquihalla Highway: Environment Canada

Sep 27 2019, 2:16 pm

Winter conditions are expected for the Coquihalla Highway this evening.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statement for the Highway between Hope and Merrit.

The weather agency warns that “an upper level disturbance moving southward over the coast BC will usher in a colder airmass for the interior” through Friday evening into Saturday morning.

About 5 cm of snow is expected for  Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3. The snow is expected to taper off on Saturday morning.

Snowfall is also expected for areas along the BC-Alberta border. “In the Elk Valley, freezing levels will hover just above the valley bottom later today and will drop tonight,” said Environment Canada.

“A changeover to snow is likely tonight with periods of snow possibly persisting through Sunday. Again, accumulations remain uncertain at this time, but 5 to 10 cm by Saturday night is plausible.”

Winter conditions have already begun in some parts of BC. Yesterday, a snowfall warning was issued for parts of northeastern BC.