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Avoid travel on Coquihalla and Highway 3 unless you have flying reindeer

A warning of heavy snowfall has been put into place for major B.C. Highways
Alert for snowy conditions on Highway 97 (Jen Zielinski - Black Press)

Unless you’re travelling with magical reindeer, you may want to reconsider your holiday travel plans.

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Coquihalla and Highway 3.

The alert is in effect on the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt and from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass on Highway 3.

The cold front moving through Southern B.C. is expected to dump up to 25cm of snow on the Coquihalla and up to 15cm on Highway 3.

The snowfall warning is in effect on the Coquihalla until Friday, Dec. 25 and until the evening of Dec. 23 on Highway 3.

The Government of Canada suggests that travellers consider postponing non-essential trips until conditions improve.

Up-to-date road conditions are available at and information on winter driving in B.C. is available at

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Jacqueline Gelineau

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I'm a reporter in the beginning stages of my career. I joined the team at Capital News in November 2021...
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