Twitter/@@bochekov

UPDATE: Coquihalla re-opened, travel advisory issued

Snowfall warnings on Interior Highways

The Coquihalla is now open in both directions, following an overnight closure between and Hope and Merritt.

Drive BC said a Travel Advisory has been issued due to limited visibility from blowing snow, and compact ice on the highway.

Travelers are advised to exercise extreme caution, adjust driving to road conditions, to watch for maintenance crews performing storm cleanup, and consider alternate travel plans.

Watch for traffic volume in both directions following the closure

ORIGINAL: March 9, 2018 6 a.m.

Wintry conditions continue to challenge drivers.

The Coquihalla is closed this morning in both directions from Hope to Merritt due to spun out vehicles and a jack knifed semi on snowshed hill.

It’s expected to reopen at 7:30 a.m. and in the mean time other routes are available at DriveBC.

READ MORE: DANGEROUS CRASH ON COQUIHALLA

Drivers are reminded that winter has yet to subside on mountain passes.

There’s a snowfall warning for Highway 3, from the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Environment Canada is saying that a low pressure system will be crossing the southern interior and will continue to give periods of snow to the route this morning.

Further snowfall accumulations of up to 10 centimetres are expected.

The snow will end late this morning as the low exits the province.

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.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaNewsKat
kmichaels@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Stolen truck tracked from Langley to Burnaby

One arrested after pickup crashes

Look, listen and learn during Fire Prevention Week

Township of Langley wants residents to have a plan, working fire alarms and know two ways out

Family dynamics comedy comes to the Langley Playhouse

Brad Williams is directing the fall production of a comedy, Be My Baby, at the Langley Playhouse.

Public survey for Fraser Highway one-way design

The City of Langley is hosting public consultations to choose a design for the one-way.

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Yukon man facing new attempted murder charge in B.C. exploding mail case

Leon Nepper, 73, is now facing one charge each of aggravated assault and attempted murder

B.C. man who left hospice to run in upcoming election dies

A week after leaving hospice to go to city hall to declare his candidacy, David Hesketh has died.

Most Read