Snowy forecast on highways linking Metro Vancouver and BC Interior today

May 22 2020, 10:58 am

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the mountain highways linking Metro Vancouver and BC’s Interior, saying snow is on the way.

A weather system is bringing rain to the South Coast Friday, and that precipitation will turn to snow over the highways at high elevation.

The weather agency is calling for five to 10 cm of snow Friday on Highway 3 on Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass and over the Okanagan Connector.

A bit less snow, between two and four centimetres, is expected over Allison Pass and on the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt.

“Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions,” the weather statement says.