Storm warning: Major B.C. highways to get pummelled with 25 cm of snowfall


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While it will be raining tomorrow in Vancouver, special weather statements have been issued for a number of B.C. highways.

Environment Canada issued a statement for the Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt to Kamloops, and Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, stating that snowfall will begin in the morning. Initially, snow levels are expected to be near 800 metres and gradually rise to 1200 metres that afternoon.

Near the Coquihalla summit and the Kootenay Pass, 10 to 15 cm of snow may be expected by Saturday afternoon. Following this, there may be an additional 5 to 10 cm by Saturday night.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. For instance, as the snow increases, visibility may become severely reduced. As a result, you should be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions during this time.