January 21, 2016 4:47 pm
Updated: January 21, 2016 8:52 pm

Snow prompts travel advisory for Trans-Canada Highway

Image from a Drive BC Highway Cam at Rogers Pass.

Drive BC

Environment Canada says drivers heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway over the next 24 hours should be ready for snow.

Weather forecasts have prompted Drive BC to issue a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Yoho National Park.

Meteorologist Lisa Coldwells says communities at the valley bottom will be getting rain but at higher elevations that precipitation will be falling as snow.

She is expecting the Eagle Pass, between Sicamous and Revelstoke, and Rogers Pass, between Revelstoke and Golden to get up to 20 cm of snow.

She has a simple message for drivers heading east over the next 24 hours.

“You will encounter snow. It could be heavy at times. We are expecting up to 20 cm on the highest terrain so that would be the Rogers Pass,” says Coldwells. “Be prepared and take everything you need in case you get stuck somewhere with the snow.”

Drive BC is warning that they may need to close the highway to do avalanche control.

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