Snowfall warnings for Sea to Sky: Squamish and Whistler can anticipate up to 20cm overnight

Mar 09, 2017
Affected Communities: 
District of Squamish, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler
Status Updates: 
March 10 (8:40 am): The snowfall warning has ended.

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for:
   Sea to Sky - Squamish to Whistler, B.C. (080036) and Whistler, B.C. (082400)

Current details:

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

A low pressure system will approach the South Coast later today and spread snow to Whistler and Sea to Sky Highway north of Squamish. Snow will become heavy at times tonight and total amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by Friday morning.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

The latest status and details on all alerts can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

 

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