UPDATE: Special weather statement for most B.C. highways lifted

Kootenay highways getting some heavy snowfall

UPDATE 8:30 A.M.

The special weather statement for parts of the Coquihalla and the Coquihalla Connector has been lifted.

All that remains in B.C. are weather statements applying to highways around the Kootenays.

Highway 3, from Paulson Summitt to Kootenay Pass, and Kootenay Lake will get up to 10 to 20 cm of snowfall today.

“A low pressure system will move across the Kootenays this morning. Bands of heavy snow rotating around the low will continue to impact sections of the eastern Kootenays with additional localized snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm likely before snow tapers off later this morning,” reads an Environment Canada alert.

ORIGINAL 5:30 A.M.

What could be the last blast of winter is expected to pass by Monday morning.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt, Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and the Coquihalla Connector.

READ MORE: APRIL SNOWFALL

“Bands of localized heavy snow rotating around a low pressure system continue to impact parts of the southwest Interior and the Kootenays,” reads the statement. “The bands will dissipate this morning as the low moves out the area.”

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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