Anybody who can is being requested to keep away from travelling into or out of B.C.’s Southern Inside Tuesday.
An incoming Pacific frontal system is bringing a wave of snow to Inside mountain passes, and Atmosphere Canada is suggesting motorists think about suspending non-essential journey till situations enhance.
Affected routes embody the Coquihalla Freeway (winter storm warning), Freeway 3 (winter storm warning and snowfall warning) and the Trans-Canada Freeway (winter storm warning).
Winter storm watch in impact for components of central Ontario
For the Coquihalla Freeway, a winter storm warning is in impact between Hope and Merritt.
“Fifteen centimetres of snow has fallen close to the summit of Coquihalla Freeway,” stated Atmosphere Canada.
“Snow will proceed this morning with a further snowfall accumulation of 5 to 10 cm anticipated. The snow will taper off to some flurries this afternoon.”
For Freeway 3, a snowfall warning is in place from Hope to Princeton, by way of the Allison Move, the place 10 cm has already fallen and one other 5-10 cm is projected earlier than petering out within the afternoon.
Additional east, although, a winter storm warning is in place for the freeway from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Move, and the East Kootenay area as effectively.
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“Heavy snowfall over northern sections of Kootenay Lake will taper off to some flurries this afternoon, with complete accumulations of 10 to fifteen cm anticipated,” stated Atmosphere Canada.
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“Southern sections, together with Creston, can anticipate close to 5 cm of snow.”
On Monday, for the Trans-Canada Freeway, the nationwide climate company was forecasting 15-25 cm from Eagle Move to Rogers Move.
In associated information, excessive chilly warnings had been additionally issued on Tuesday for the Peace River area and Yoho Park/Kootenay Park, the place an arctic airmass will see wind chill values plummet to -35 C to -40 C Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening.
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“Excessive chilly places everybody in danger,” stated Atmosphere Canada, including that frostbite can develop inside minutes on uncovered pores and skin, particularly with wind chill.
“Gown warmly. Gown in layers that you would be able to take away in case you get too heat. The outer layer needs to be wind resistant.”
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