Alerts for: Fraser Canyon

Warnings

3:39 PM PST Tuesday 21 November 2017
Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

A warm front is moving across BC interior. Warm air from the front overriding the cold air near the surface is producing periods of freezing rain over the Coquihalla Summit. The freezing rain is expected to change to showers this evening as the temperatures rise.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

Statements

2:18 PM PST Tuesday 21 November 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
  • Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass

..Risk of freezing rain over the highway passes..

A warm front is moving across the southern interior. Warm air from the front overriding the cold air at the surface will produce a risk of freezing rain over most southern highway passes this afternoon and evening.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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