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Winter storm watch in place for 3 Interior highways

Heavy snowfall and winds are expected
The Coquihalla Highway as well as Highway 3 and the Trans-Canada Highway are on winter storm watch on Tuesday, Feb. 27. (Drive BC Traffic Cams)

Three Interior B.C. highways are under a Winter Storm Watch on Tuesday morning, according to Environment Canada.

The watch was announced at 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 27, for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton, and the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

“A strong pacific frontal system will begin to push into the B.C. Interior this evening,” said Environment Canada. “Snowfall will intensify overnight and continue throughout Wednesday and into Thursday.”

Because of this, visibility for drivers could be affected in some areas. Additionally, heavy winds are also expected.

“Gusty southwest winds will develop Wednesday and persist into Thursday,” continued Environment Canada. “Snowfall amounts will vary along the routes due to elevation.”

The wind and snowfall should come to an end on Thursday for the Coquihalla and the Trans-Canada, but Highway 3 could continue to accumulate snow as the day goes on.

Environment Canada is suggesting avoiding travel if possible.

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