Special weather statement in effect for:
- Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
- Okanagan Connector - Merritt to Kelowna
Adverse Winter Driving Conditions Due to Heavy Snow This Weekend.
An unseasonably cool spring storm will deliver significant snow to the high mountain passes of southern B.C. beginning this evening. Snow will continue through the day on Saturday as the system pushes across British Columbia. In the wake of the system on Sunday, intense bursts of flurries will add further accumulations. Gusty winds will reduce visibilities in blowing snow, particularly on Sunday.
The Coquihalla Highway, Hope to Merritt segment, could receive 30 to 40 cm by Sunday evening, making for challenging travel conditions. Allison Pass, the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass and Kootenay Pass could see 15 to 25 cm by Sunday night. Snow levels will be unseasonably low, hovering between 1100 and 1400 metres. A transition from rain at the lower elevations to heavy snow near the passes will make for adverse winter driving conditions.
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