Winter Storm Warning in effect for Sea to Sky and Coquihalla Highway

Jan 6 2020, 8:47 am

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of southern British Columbia, including the Sea to Sky Highway and the Coquihalla Highway.

The weather agency says that “hazardous winter conditions are expected” due to a strong Pacific warm front that has spread across the region.

The Sea to Sky and Whistler area is expected to receive up to 30 cm of snow by Tuesday morning. The snowfall is expected to intensify on Monday night but should change to rain on Tuesday.

Parts of the interior, such as the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt, as well as Highway 3, are already starting to see heavier snowfall. Environment Canada says that 10 to 15 cm are expected throughout Monday, with an additional 10 to 20 cm by Monday evening.

Inner parts of BC could also see freezing rain develop on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada has recommended that drivers consider “postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.”

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