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The Coquihalla continues to get dumped on Friday early morning.

UPDATE: seven:58 p.m.

Southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Freeway are now open up from Merritt to Hope, but a travel advisory stays in impact.

DriveBC suggests intense blowing snow will have on by the night, with sixty centimetres of extra snow expected to fall.


UPDATE: 5:31 p.m.

Avalanche regulate do the job will shut sections of the Trans-Canada Highway in the early hrs of Saturday morning, among Revelstoke and Golden. 

DriveBC is warning travellers of main delays starting off tomorrow at four a.m. until eventually midday. Highway one will be shut in both of those instructions.

The do the job is planned involving Victoria Rd W and fourteen St. N, and no detour will be offered.

Extra avalanche regulate operate will also be having spot concerning Highway 95 and Ten Mile Hill Truck End Rd, nine kilometres west of West Boundary of Yoho National Park to Golden.

This will begin on Saturday at nine a.m. till 11 a.m. The road will be closed with no detour obtainable.


UPDATE: 4:20 p.m.

Southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway keep on being closed at Merritt Friday afternoon, as the overall snow accumulation at the summit has strike ninety one centimetres since Thursday afternoon. And the white stuff carries on to slide. 

Now, northbound website traffic alongside the mountain pass is even now open, despite the fact that a journey advisory remains in influence and DriveBC endorses preventing employing any of the mountain passes except if unquestionably needed. 

Highway three at Alison Pass also continues to be closed in both of those instructions because of to a crash.


UPDATE: 3:35 p.m.

The Trans-Canada Freeway has been reopened west of Revelstoke soon after a closure before in the afternoon for avalanche control work. 


UPDATE: 2:fifty p.m.

Significantly less than an hour after the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway have been reopened to travellers Friday afternoon, the southbound lanes have been closed around Merritt. 

The closure is because of to several spun out semi vehicles on the hill heading south from Merritt. DriveBC warns of “significant delays” in the place. 

In the meantime, the Trans-Canada Freeway has finally reopened involving Revelstoke and Golden right after freeway crews invested all morning and the early afternoon performing to management the avalanche threat by means of Rogers Go. 

Avalanche handle function continues to be underway on the freeway west of Revelstoke although. 


UPDATE: two:10 p.m.

Soon after northbound vacation on the Coquihalla Freeway was closed all early morning due to numerous crashes, the lanes have now reopened, though vacation is nonetheless not recommended. 

Large snowfall and windy problems are predicted on the mountain pass via the night, and long term delays and closures are doable. 

“Travel not encouraged until completely necessary,” DriveBC suggests. “Be sure to contemplate alternate travel options.”

Extra than 70 centimetres of snow fell on the Coquihalla by the evening, and upwards of 80 a lot more centimetres is forecast.

Freeway three at Alison Move remains closed because of to a auto crash, whilst a rockslide that had beforehand shut Highway one near Boston Bar has been cleared. 


UPDATE: 11:05 a.m.

Just one man or woman has been killed on B.C. Inside highways all through the modern weighty snowfall.

A female in her late 30s was killed after crashing on Highway three in the vicinity of Paulson Bridge Thursday afternoon. 

The BC Coroners Company is currently investigating the crash, which transpired about 25 kilometres east of Christina Lake. DriveBC warns of compact snow in the area Friday early morning, but that section of Freeway three remains open up. 

Meanwhile, the Trans-Canada Freeway south of Boston Bar has been reopened subsequent a rockslide previously Friday morning. The northbound lanes of the Coquihallla, involving Merritt and Hope continue being shut, as do both equally directions of Highway three at Alison Go.

Highway one among Revelstoke and Golden is anticipated to be closed right up until two p.m., as crews get the job done to take care of the avalanche hazard in the space. West of Revelstoke, the highway is shut until eventually 1 p.m. for avalanche command do the job. 


Initial: nine:45 a.m.

British Columbia’s Interior has been successfully closed off from the coastline after significant snowfall and a rockslide has shut the three significant highways.

Friday morning, a rockslide south of Boston Bar closed Highway one completely. The slide is at the moment getting assessed, and it truly is unclear when it’ll be reopened.

To the east, the northbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway amongst Merritt and Hope are closed after a crash before Friday early morning. The mountain go was totally shut by means of most of the night as large snow fell, dropping additional than 70 centimetres at the summit. As of 9:thirty a.m., the southbound lanes of the Coquihalla remain open up to motorists, but conditions remain treacherous, and snow is anticipated to fall via the day.

The 3rd connecting highway in between the Interior and coastline, Highway 3, is also closed at Alison Move due to multiple crashes in the location. Another fifteen to 25 cm is predicted to drop at Alison Pass.

For the focused traveler looking to get from Vancouver to Kelowna, the Sea-to-Sky route by Whistler and Lillooet stays open, but that route can just take more than 7 hrs in the greatest of disorders.

The Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden will continue to be shut till 1 p.m., as crews do the job to handle the avalanche danger in the area, while the highway west of Revelstoke will be shut for avalanche control perform from eleven a.m. to one p.m.

Castanet will give updates on B.C. Interior highway situations by means of the day.