Active AlertsZincton, BC

Winter Storm Warning
Issued at Sun 12:27 AM Feb. 25
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recommended Action


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.

Description


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: Tonight through Sunday evening

Total snowfall accumulations of 25 to 40 cm except up to 50 cm for the Coquihalla Summit.

Remarks: A storm system crossing BC is bringing heavy snow to the mentioned routes. Periods of snow is forecast to intensify overnight with heavy snow expected through the day on Sunday. 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 on Sunday that will further reduce visibility in blowing snow.

Conditions are expected to improve later Sunday night.

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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.