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3 Okanagan highways under weather warnings as up to 40 cm of snow in forecast

Weather warnings are in effect for the Coquihalla, Highway 3, and Trans-Canada
The Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt is under a winter storm warning on Wednesday, Feb. 28 and is expecting 25-40 cm of snow. (DriveBC Traffic Cams)

Multiple weather warnings are in effect as three major highways are expecting 15-40 cm of snow throughout Wednesday.

Just before 4 a.m., Environment Canada put a winter storm warning in place for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt and on the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass. Both routes are expecting 25-40 cm of snow from now until Thursday, along with heavy winds.

Additionally, DriveBC has put a travel advisory in effect for the Coquihalla.

Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton is under a snowfall warming and is expected 15-25 cm of snow, as well as gusty winds that will develop later in the day on Feb. 28.

“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations,” said Environment Canada. “Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.”

Environment Canada also suggests to consider postponing non-essential travel until weather conditions improve.

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