Snowfall warning issued for Sea to Sky Highway

Jan 5 2020, 4:01 pm

Be careful if you’re driving between Whistler and Vancouver, because Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the corridor.

The weather agency says 20 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected late Sunday night and Monday as a strong frontal system hits the BC coast.

“As the front approaches, northeasterly winds will develop through the mainland inlets, causing temperatures to drop to near, or below freezing for the Sea to Sky Highway and Whistler regions,” the weather bulletin says. 

Snow should start around midnight Sunday, Environment Canada says, and persist throughout Monday before turning to rain on Tuesday.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” the weather statement says. “If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”