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Drivers beware — major snowstorm to hit Coquihalla Highway

Meanwhile, Kamloops is expected to receive between five and 10 centimetres of the white stuff on Tuesday, Nov. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 30

Drivers are being warned of a heavy snowfall expected along the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Hope on Tuesday (Nov. 29) and Wednesday. The drive on the Okanagan Connector between Merritt and Kelowna is also expected to be difficult, with the added challenge of blowing snow.

The highways are expected to receive between 25 centimetres and 35 centimetres of snow.

The Fraser Canyon route is expected to be hit with between 10 centimetres and 15 centimetres of snow.

For those who have to travel, Environment Canada is calling for heavy snow along the highway and through the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver, beginning late Tuesday afternoon and continuing overnight and into Wednesday morning. Snow will transition to rain or taper off to a few showers or flurries early Wednesday morning for Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford. For Fraser Valley east of Abbotsford, snow will taper off Wednesday night.

In Kamloops, Environment Canada is calling for snow to begin at about noon on Tuesday, with heavier snowfall later in the day and into the night. Between five and 10 centimetres is excepted to fall, with another two centimetres of the white stuff forecast to arrive on Wednesday morning.

Amid the snow locally will be strong winds and cold temperatures, with a Tuesday afternoon wind chill low of -13 C, a reading that will dip to -18 overnight.

Always check before heading out on a road trip.