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Winter storm watch issued for Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector

A winter storm watch has been issued for several highways in the BC Interior.

Environment Canada said the watch applies to:

  • Hwy 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass

  • Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt

  • Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops

  • Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna

The storm is expected to hit on Saturday night.

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“A strong Pacific frontal system is forecast to move into the southern interior late Saturday bringing snow and strong winds,” the agency explained.

“The snow will be heaviest Saturday night, especially for the coastal passes where accumulations of more [than] 20 cm are likely. Southwest winds gusting to 60 km/h will also create poor visibility in blowing snow.”

Environment Canada warned of “rapidly accumulating snow” which “could make travel difficult.”

Separately, a snowfall warning has been issued for Hwy 1 and Hwy 3 today.



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