Heavy snow forecast
Heavy snow is expected in parts of the southern interior of British Columbia.
Environment Canada Issues Snow Warning for Coquihala Highway – Hope for Merit.
A low visibility snow cover of 15 to 20 cm will span areas including Coquihala Summit, Paulson Summit, Kootenay Pass, Rogers Pass, Blue River and Western Columbia, especially west of Revelstoke.
“Starting in Penticton, daytime highs are still hovering around 1°C, so not too much snow. We can expect probably 2-4cm today and tonight. It gets a little cooler as we move…look around zero, so 5-10cm in the forecast, Vernon has a snow warning in effect, and we’re expecting closer to 10cm for some parts of Vernon. ,” says metrologist Derek Lee.
Snow is expected to continue through Tuesday night.
“Today and tonight, a heavy frontal system will move across BC inland. Light snow has picked up this morning and will continue today, fading into light rain or ending early Wednesday morning. Visibility reduced while driving. If you do, turn on your lights and stay safe: a safe following distance,” said Environment Canada.
From October 1st to April 30th, winter tires or chains are required on most mountain highway routes in British Columbia.
Weather in mountainous areas can change quickly, so drivers should be prepared to adapt to changing road conditions.
For the latest information on driving conditions, please click here drivebc.ca.