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Yellowhead Road and Bridge is expecting a weather system to come in Monday night, lasting into Tuesday morning.

The system will be traveling from the Southwest and going Northeast over the Service Area.

Snow levels will drop to approximately 800-900m tonight. Snow will begin in the afternoon around 3-4 pm and will continue throughout the night into Tuesday morning, tapering off around 6-9 am.

Heaviest precipitation amounts will be late Monday night between 10 pm-2 am.

· Highway 5 North from Merritt to Lac Le Jeune – Snow will begin a little later, towards the evening. Anticipated accumulations of 5-10cm throughout the night.
· Highway 97C – Okanagan Connector – Anticipated accumulations of up to 4-8cm near the Summit.
· Highway 5 South Merritt to the Snow Shed Hill – Snow will begin around 4 pm and continue through the night with accumulations of up to 4-8cm.

Precipitation will lighten up as the morning goes on and taper off around 6-9 am tomorrow, plow trucks will be out removing snow and restoring traction as well as putting out chemicals to help prevent icy conditions.

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.


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