Hazardous Winter Conditions Forecast for the Trans-Canada Highway in BC Interior | The Canadian News

Dangerous conditions are forecast for the Trans-Canada Highway in BC, from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

Environment Canada said snow is expected in a long-lasting winter storm in parts of the Columbia Mountains between Wednesday and Friday.

Up to a foot of snow can be expected for Thursday night, according to the forecast from the national weather agency. An additional 10 cm can be expected on Friday, possibly for a total of 40 cm.

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Current status of major roads and highways in British Columbia, as routes remain closed

Motorists are cautioned to beware of road conditions that may become dangerous in the coming days.

British Columbia’s roads have been devastated by recent flooding and some are not expected to meet driving standards again for months.

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The most notorious impact on the province’s network is found on the Coquihalla Highway.

The highway remains closed from Hope to Merritt and will likely remain closed for some time. An aerial assessment has already been completed and the transport ministry said repairs will take months.

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BC floods: Highway 8, between Merritt and Spences Bridge, catastrophically damaged

The road between Spences Bridge and Boston Bar remains closed. Temporary repairs are underway and it is expected that it will take weeks before that area can be opened.

Highway 8 from Merritt to Spences Bridge is closed and is still being evaluated.

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