Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. The site https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
Where: Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt, Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, Trans-Canada Highway - Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass and Yoho Park - Kootenay Park.
When: Today and this evening.
Snowfall accumulations for the period: 20 to 30 cm except 30 to 40 cm for the Coquihalla Summit.
Remarks: A Pacific storm system crossing BC is bringing heavy snow to the mentioned routes. Snow heavy at times is expected through the day and this evening. With warm air in the valleys, lower elevations of the highway routes will be raining.
Strong gusty winds are expected to accompany the heavy snow that will further reduce visibility in blowing snow.
Conditions are expected to improve by midnight tonight except after midnight for Kootenay Pass.
Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Road conditions are available at https://www.drivebc.ca/.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.