Alerts for: Fraser Valley

Warnings

4:19 PM PST Tuesday 18 December 2018
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt

Snow at times heavy continues.

A moist Pacific frontal system has moved across southern BC today. In its wake, a strong southwest flow will continue to generate heavy flurries near the summit of Coquihalla Highway tonight through Wednesday morning.

Approximately 30 cm of snow has fallen near the Coquihalla summit since last night. Additional snowfall amounts of 15-25 cm are forecast by Wednesday morning.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

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 BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

4:10 PM PST Tuesday 18 December 2018
Rainfall warning in effect for:

  • Fraser Valley - east including Hope

Rain, at times heavy, continues.

A strong southwest flow will continue to produce periods of heavy rain up the Fraser Valley towards Hope tonight. Rainfall amounts will be near 50mm by the time shower activity eases on Wednesday.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Rainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.

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

 

4:01 PM PST Tuesday 18 December 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass

Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

A moist Pacific frontal system moving across southern BC has generated heavy snow over Allison Pass. 22 cm snow has fallen since last night. Flurries will continue tonight with additional 5 to 10 cm snow expected.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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 BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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