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Coquihalla Highway closed southbound amid winter storm

Coq closed southbound

UDPATE 10:45 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway remains closed to southbound traffic between Merritt and Hope.

DriveBC's next update is due at 1:30 a.m.


UPDATE 9:21 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway remains closed to southbound traffic between Merritt and Hope.

A travel advisory is in effect due to limited visibility from blowing snow and heavy accumulations

DriveBC's next update is expected at 10 p.m.


UPDATE 7:10 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway continues to remain closed to southbound traffic between Merritt and Hope.

DriveBC said an assessment is in progress and detours are available via Highway 5A and Highway 3 or by Highway 1.

DriveBC's next update is expected at 8:30 p.m.


UPDATE 4:55 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway remains closed to southbound traffic between Merritt and Hope.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

DriveBC's next update is due at 6:30 p.m.


ORIGINAL 3:20 p.m.

The Coquihalla Highway is closed to southbound traffic between Merritt and Hope.

DriveBC reports an assessment is in process.

The next update on the road’s status is due at 4:30 p.m.

The highway, like others in the B.C. Interior, is under a winter storm warning.

Snowfall totals of 25 to 40 cm are expected on the route by Thursday.



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