Environment Canada calls for more snow on high mountain passes

special weather warning

Winter isn’t over yet in British Columbia’s high mountain passes.

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

Periods of snow are expected over the higher elevation passes Wednesday, through Thursday morning.

Environment Canada is calling for snow amounts between 5 and 10 cm along with strong southwesterly winds.

“An unseasonal low pressure system combined with a cold, unstable air mass will bring snow to higher elevation passes,” says Environment Canada.

Precipitation is expected to start as rain and turn to wet snow overnight as temperatures cool Wednesday afternoon and precipitation turns to steady snow.

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

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