Environment Canada calls for more snow in high mountain passes – BC News

Special Weather Notice

Winter is not quite over with the high mountain passes of British Columbia.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway – from Hope to Merritt,
Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, and Highway 1 – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

Periods of snow are expected on the highest passes on Wednesday, until Thursday morning.

Environment Canada forecasts snowfall between 5 and 10 cm as well as strong winds from the southwest.

“A seasonally unusual low pressure system combined with a cool, unstable air mass will bring snow to higher elevation passes,” Environment Canada said.

Precipitation is expected to start as rain and change to wet snow overnight as temperatures cool late Wednesday afternoon and the precipitation changes to steady snow.

Drivers are advised to be prepared for changing road conditions. Strong winds could also result in localized blowing snow conditions with reduced visibility.

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