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Heavy snowfall on Sea to Sky Highway creates treacherous conditions

Drive BC

Rapidly accumulating snow is making for some very treacherous travel conditions over some locations along Highway 99 Saturday evening.

The Sea to Sky Highway north of Squamish to Whistler is being described by callers to CKNW this evening as a ‘complete gong show’ after snowfall in the area led to a number of vehicles slipping and sliding off the road and into the ditch.

Squamish RCMP reported at least 25 cars in the ditch heading up to Whistler.

Traffic is at a standstill, with some reporting not moving for a half hour or more.

Environment Canada is out with a snowfall warning in effect for the Sea to Sky Highway from Squamish to Whistler, with accumulations up to 15 centimetres expected.

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That snow is expected to continue tonight before changing to rain Sunday morning.

A reminder to motorists to be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions, especially in the mountains where weather can change quickly, and be sure to use winter tires and chains.

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