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Environment Canada issues rain and snowfall warnings to southwestern B.C., Interior highways

Environment Canada issues rain and snowfall warnings to southwestern B.C., Interior highways

Environment Canada issues rain, snowfall warnings for southwestern B.C., Interior highways

On Jan. 19, 2022, vehicles drove along the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has issued snowfall and rain warnings for parts southwestern B.C. As well as special weather forecasts for the southeast.

Heavy rain was expected Saturday night, but it dipped off Sunday across Metro Vancouver’s western Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford & Mission.

According to the weather bureau, the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt could see up 25 centimetres snow by Sunday morning.

Also, snow was expected to start Saturday night and intensify Sunday morning along Sea-to-Sky corridor. This could bring up to 25 cms to the Whistler region.

Environment Canada states that the snow will move east to the Kootenay area on Sunday, bringing 15-30 cm of snow before it begins to taper off Monday morning.

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A Vanderhoof, B.C.’s central Interior community, was also under an air quality advisory. According to the Environment Ministry, high concentrations fine particulate matter are expected persist until the weather conditions change.

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