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UPDATE: Special weather alert for Coquihalla Highway lifted

Be mindful that weather in the mountains can change suddenly
Highway 5, 24 km north of Merritt at Helmer Interchange, looking north; elevation: 1,395 metres. (via Drive B.C.)

1 p.m.

The special weather statement has ended.

7 a.m.

If you're planning to take the Coquihalla Highway to Merritt today, expect flurries.

In a special weather statement, Environment Canada says "flurries are likely over higher elevations this morning."

The bulletin notes a cold front crossing 100 Mile and South Thompson regions is causing the freezing level to drop to near the summit level.

The area could see 2 cm of snow. 

There's also a special weather statement in effect for Highway 97, from Clinton to 100 Mile House (via Begbie Summit).

Starting Oct. 1, you'll need to have winter tires on your vehicle for highway driving. 

For the latest road conditions, visit


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