Winter storm to bring up to 30 cm snowfall to Sea to Sky Highway

Jan 7 2020, 5:03 pm

Hazardous winter driving conditions will persist throughout the day on Tuesday as a winter storm warning remains in effect over much of Southern British Columbia.

The warning was issued by Environment Canada on Monday morning and remains in effect for several key routes, including the Sea to Sky Highway and the Coquihalla Highway.

The weather agency says that snow is likely to continue on the Sea to Sky and Whistler region throughout Tuesday, with up to 30 cm expected before the evening.

Snowfall also continues over the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3, from Hope to Princeton, although rain is expected in the afternoon as the front moves warmer air over the region.

Environment Canada warns that there’s a high possibility of freezing rain for both the Coquihalla and Highway 3 on Tuesday morning.

Drive BC has also issued a number of travel advisories for Highway 1, Highway 3, and Highway 5. Several closures are also expected throughout the day as avalanche control work takes place.

As such, drivers are being asked to postpone non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Up-to-date road conditions, as well as highway webcams, can be found on the Drive BC website.

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