Mountain passes see first significant snowfall

By Chad Harris
November 2, 2015 - 1:43pm

Environment Canada called for it, and it came. Snow was falling on most major highway passes over the weekend.

15 to 20 centimetres of snow was reported on the Highway 5 (Coquihalla) and Highway 97 (Okanagan Connector). The snow cover was mostly at higher elevation summits and did not stick to the road. 

Meanwhile VSA Highway Maintenance reported on Twitter that they were out in full force over the weekend, ensuring the roads were clear and sanded. 
 

 

Motorists are reminded that as of October 1st, it's mandatory for all vehicles travelling on BC Highways to be equipped with winter tires.

 

 

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