Environment Canada warns of 20 cm of snow for Sea to Sky Highway

Jan 9 2019, 3:27 am

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Squamish and Whistler area, as well as the Sea to Sky Highway.

A Pacific frontal system will be spreading snow to the Howe Sound and Sea to Sky Highway, with up to 20 cm expected in total.

Snow will begin this afternoon, with flurries intensifying by later tonight.

Strong northeast winds will create blowing snow and will likely reduce visibility.

The snowfall will turn into rain come Wednesday morning.

Environment Canada is asking drivers to prepare for difficult road conditions and warn that visibility may be suddenly reduced at times of heavy snow.

British Columbia has already seen a deadly start to the new year on local roads. Four fatal crashes have taken place so far, including three this past Sunday alone.

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