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WinterstThe nasty winter weather system that has gripped the Coquihalla since Wednesday afternoon has been extended until Friday.

Environment Canada's latest update states the region could see "total snowfall accumulations up to 35 centimetres possible by Friday morning".

Environment Canada reports that driving conditions are hazardous this morning with freezing levels varing  from Hope to the Coquihalla Summit depending on the intensity of the precipitation. This will result in challenging road conditions as snow and rain mix to create slushy and slippery surfaces.

The warm front should make its way through this afternoon, changing the rain/snow mix to rain. There is the potential for freezing rain this morning and early afternoon as the warm front passes through.

However, rain will change back to snow late this evening resulting in further snowfall accumulations. The snow will ease to flurries Friday morning.

Environment Canada recommends motorists consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve however if you do need to travel prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Drivers are reminded that before heading out onto the highways today to check regional road alerts at www.q101.ca

 

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