Overnight snowfall expected for Coquihalla Highway

By Dylana Milobar
December 22, 2018 - 2:06pm

KAMLOOPS — Drivers planning to hit the Coquihalla tonight (Dec. 22) can expect to run into some snowfall on their travels.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Gregg Walters says a frontal system coming from the coast is expected to bring snow to the Coquihalla this evening, and to the section between Hope and Merritt tomorrow morning.

"Getting up to about 5-10 centimetres (of snow) tonight," He explains, "And then for Sunday, looking at flurries bringing about 2-4 centimetres."

As far as the section from Merritt to Kamloops today, Walters says there likely won't be any major accumulations, with the highway only expecting a couple centimetres of snow tonight.

"And really not much at all on Sunday," He adds, "The connector from Merritt to Kelowna, once again looking at maybe some flurry activity this afternoon, no real accumulations, but tonight looking at 5 centimetres."

For updated weather conditions, and alerts, visit Environment Canada's website, found here, and check Drive BC for updates.

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