Trans Canada reopened

UPDATE 1:37 p.m.

The Trans Canada Highway, westbound near Golden has now been reopened after a collision forced the closure for much of Wednesday morning.

Conditions heading east are not good and you are advised to check with DriveBC before travelling.

UPDATE 12:53 p.m.

Snow is also causing issues on the Trans Canada east of Revelstoke today as well.

Conditions near Albert Peak are treacherous according to drivers who have bee through the area.

One driver indicates, "just drove westbound, through Albert Canyon, it is 100 percent a chain-up situation, uphill impossible."

Drivers also indicate there is a semi jackknifed east of Revelstoke that is making travel difficult as well.

UPDATE 12:12 p.m.

The Trans Canada Highway's westbound lane is now closed between Golden View Road and Highway 95, near Golden after a motor vehicle incident.

The 1.4 kilometre stretch will remain closed for the foreseeable future, there is no detour available at this time.

No word on whether heavy snowfall in the area was a contributing factor in the incident.

Original 9:58 a.m.

Winter driving conditions are in effect on parts of the Trans Canada Highway.

DriveBC cameras just east of  Sicamous show snow accumulating and conditions worsening.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm expected.

An upper disturbance will continue to give snow to Rogers Pass today.

Total snowfall amount of 15 to 20 cm is expected before the snow tapers off this afternoon as the disturbance moves out of the area.

You are reminded that mountain conditions can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Winter tires are a necessity as are chains in some areas, people are encouraged to adjust their driving behaviour and check Castanet traffic and DriveBC Highway cameras before embarking on the roads.

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