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More snow coming to passes

Update: Highway 5 has now been reopened.


The special weather alert issued for the Coquihalla on Monday is still in effect today as Environment Canada expects heavy snow to redevelop across the southern highway passes tonight.

A moist westerly flow will continue to spread flurries with between 5-10 centimetres of snow falling on the highways.

Meanwhile, another system will approach the coast this evening that will bring more heavy snow over the passes tonight and into Wednesday. Snow accumulations will range between 15-25 centimetres by tomorrow afternoon and snow levels will climb to 1500 metres by Wednesday evening.

DriveBC is also warning motorists that Highway 1 will be closed west of Revelstoke due to avalanche control. The road will be closed from 8-10 a.m. and there is no detour available.

And the southbound lanes of Highway 5 are closed due to a vehicle incident near Exit 228, Coquihalla Lakes Road. An estimated time of opening is unavailable at this time.

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