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Yellowhead Road and Bridge is expecting a weather system to come in Friday afternoon, January 10, 2020, and continue throughout Friday evening with lighter snowfall. The system will be focussed in the Southwest portion of the Service Area and move east to Highway 97C - the Connector. Snow will begin to increase Friday midday around noon and then taper off around 4 pm.Heaviest precipitation amounts will be focussed around the Coquihalla Summit from Mine Creek to the Summit.

  • Highway 5 South from Merritt to the Snow Shed Hill – Anticipated accumulations of 15-20cm today with an additional 5-10cm tonight. 
  • Highway 97C – Okanagan Connector – Anticipated accumulations of up to 6-12cm today and 3-6cm tonight.
  • Highway 5 North from Merritt to Lac Le Jeune – Anticipated accumulations of 3-6cm today and 1-3cm tonight.

Precipitation will be heaviest in the southwest portion of the area throughout the day. 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, our 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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