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Snow expected near the Coquihalla summit

A portion of the Coquihalla is seen here in a screenshot from a BC highway camera. (Source: DriveBC.ca)
Summary

A Pacific frontal system is moving across southern B.C. and snow will develop over the highway passes

Near the Coquihalla summit and the Kootenay Pass, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected Saturday afternoon

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –¬†Environment Canada is warning of spring snowfall in many southern mountain passes in British Columbia today.

In a special weather statement, it says a Pacific frontal system is moving across southern B.C. and snow is developing over the highway passes beginning early Saturday.

Near the Coquihalla summit and the Kootenay Pass, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected Saturday afternoon, with an additional five to 10 cm Saturday night.

Snowfall over other southern B.C. highway passes will be less intense but Environment Canada warns weather in the mountains can change suddenly to create hazardous driving conditions.

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