Environment Canada has warned road users to expect snowfall on the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector, and Highway 3 (via Allison Pass) on Friday afternoon (Oct. 20). (Black Press Media)

Environment Canada has warned road users to expect snowfall on the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector, and Highway 3 (via Allison Pass) on Friday afternoon (Oct. 20). (Black Press Media)

Snow forecast along Coquihalla, other southern B.C. highways amid drought

Drivers warned of winter conditions despite ongoing drought

The first snow of the season is coming to the southern B.C. mountains, despite the ongoing drought.

Environment Canada has warned drivers to expect snowfall on the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector and Highway 3 (via Allison Pass) on Friday afternoon (Oct. 20). It’s expected to last until Saturday.

The amount of snowfall has not been released.

B.C. is currently undergoing a drought, with a Level 4 warning in effect for the Fort Nelson basin, Sunshine Coast basin, Lower Mainland basin and the east and west Vancouver Island basins.

READ MORE: BC Wildfire Service warns season not yet over amid drought


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