A strong winter storm is in forecast for many parts of the province from Friday to Sunday. The current forecast calls for severe winter weather arriving on Friday, December 10 and lasting until Sunday, December 12.
Heavy rain on the coast, snow in parts of the Interior and mountain passes and high winds across much of the province may pose further challenges in areas recovering from November’s storms, the province says.
In particular, the Province is urging commercial and essential vehicle drivers along Highway 3 to prepare and be diligent if Environment and Climate Change Canada issues weather alerts.
Significant snowfall and reduced visibility are expected along with potential avalanche activity. The new storm may also cause increased water flow in areas already affected by recent flooding.
The storm is expected to affect a section of Highway 3 near Manning Provincial Park, between Hope and Princeton.
The corridor is currently the main commercial trucking connection between the Lower Mainland and the Interior and is under a non-essential travel order.
Commercial and essential vehicle drivers should be aware and prepared for strong winter storm conditions.