Snow alert issued for Coquihalla

Anyone planning on travelling the mountain passes is warned they could be headed for snow.

  • Apr. 9, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Anyone planning on travelling the mountain passes is warned they could be headed for snow.

Environment Canada has issued an alert of late season snow on such routes, including the Okanagan Connector and Coquihalla.

A frontal system arriving on the South Coast will give rain to the coastal passes on Friday evening and the interior passes on Saturday morning.

“As this system crosses British Columbia, snow levels will lower and a general five cm dusting of snow can be expected for the coastal passes on Friday night and the Interior passes on Saturday afternoon,” reads the statement.

“The Coquihalla Summit is the exception where 10 cm of snow is possible.”

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

 

Vernon Morning Star