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Road and Weather Report

A special weather statement has been issued for the Okanagan Connector this morning as heavy snowfall is expected again tonight.

The snowfall will be caused by an intense Pacific frontal system moving into the BC Interior that will bring heavy snow over the southern highway passes.

Environment Canada is forecasting between 20-30 centimetres of snow near the Coquihalla summit and Kootenay Pass tonight, and it will continue through Saturday. Snow falling over the Coquihalla summit and Allison Pass will likely change to rain overnight and return to snow on Saturday morning as snow levels are forecast to rise to near 1400.

They also expect a further 20 centimetres to fall on Saturday in those areas.

Current conditions on DriveBC show compact snow and slippery sections on both the Connector and the Coquihalla.

Highway 1 is closed in both directions near Revelstoke due to a high avalanche hazard. The closure affects a 30 kilometres stretch of road between Craigellachie and Revelstoke.

There is no detour available and avalanche control is expected to be conducted between 8-10 a.m.


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