Environment Canada has continued its Special Weather Statement for the region overnight (Oct. 7) through to Tuesday afternoon.
Periods of snow will develop over many high elevation highway passes as a cold front sweeps down from the north. Snow flurries will continue through Tuesday afternoon.
As a result, Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB) is asking the motoring public to exercise caution when heading out onto the highways overnight.
Along Hwy 5 N from Merritt to Lac Le Jeune expect accumulations of 5cm throughout the night. On Hwy97C, Okanagan Connector, up to 8cm can be expected near the Summit.
If you are travelling along Hwy 5 S from Merritt to the Snow Shed Hill, snow will continue throughout the night into mid-morning on the higher elevation areas. Anticipated accumulations of 10cm throughout duration of snowfall.
Plow trucks will be out removing snow and restoring traction during the event. When flashing lights are on, YRB trucks are in “Winter Work Mode” and require extra room to perform their necessary duties. Remember to never pass a plow truck on the right and road conditions in front of the plow truck will be worse than behind it.
Remember that forecast can change quickly so check www.q101.ca.