Another blast of winter weather is expected to hit the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5) over the next day or so.
Environment Canada (EC) says “a moist and unstable air mass” will produce flurries for the mountain pass today, leading to “periods of heavier snow” tonight.
The snow level, which is currently around 1,100 metres, is expected to drop to 600 metres overnight.
As a result, up to 15 centimetres of snow are expected near the summit by Saturday morning, which has prompted a snowfall warning alert from EC for Hwy 5 between Merritt and Hope.
“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations,” says the EC alert. “Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”
EC also warns that weather in the mountains can change suddenly, resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
For all the latest road conditions around the province and information regarding highway closures, visit the DriveBC website.