Southern BC highways to be hit by up to 10cm of snow on Sunday

Oct 10 2021, 3:01 pm

Snow is expected to hit several highways in southern British Columbia on Sunday, leading Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement.

The alert was issued early Sunday morning, and is in effect for several stretches of roadway:

  • Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt
  • Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops
  • Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna
  • Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass
  • Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

According to Environment Canada, an additional two to 10 centimeters of snow is expected to fall today, on top of the flurries seen earlier this weekend.

“A frontal system moving across the British Columbia Interior continues to bring snow to most southern highway passes for the Thanksgiving long weekend,” the statement reads.

The weather authority warns that weather in the mountains can change suddenly, which can result in hazardous driving conditions.

As of October 1, winter tires or chains are required on most highways and passages in BC.

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