Commuters are being urged to use caution when travelling on a number of major highways being hit with wet snow across B.C.
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Tuesday morning, calling for up to 10 centimtres of snow in parts of the Interior, including Highway 1 between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass, Kootenay Park, Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton and the Coquihalla Highway.
“Uncertainty remains about how much moisture will be available once road surfaces get sufficiently cold to allow snow to accumulate,” the national weather agency said.
The mountain passes picked up 3-7cm of snow last night. As the cold front exits the province today, the potential remains for heavy flurries and 5-10 additional cms. #ShiftIntoWinter #DriveBC #BCstorm pic.twitter.com/XuKSeWs3PZ
— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) October 8, 2019
Strong gusty winds are also possible. Weather in the mountains can change suddenly and DriveBC is warning drivers of hazardous conditions.
— Grouse Mountain (@grousemountain) October 8, 2019