Snow clearing on the sidewalks in downtown Hope was well underway Friday morning, as the town experienced its first real snowfall of the winter. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

5 to 10 cm of snow still coming to Fraser Valley: Environment Canada

Hard to say when the freezing rain will turn to regular rainfall, Environment Canada says

A strong storm system is anticipated to bring another dose of snow to the Fraser Valley today, Environment Canada said Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, commuters along the Coquihalla are being asked to use caution, with freezing rain expected through the day.

Warm air will push inland sometime this afternoon and bring freezing rain to portions of the region, as well as along the Coquihalla and Highway 3 to Similkameen.

“Timing this transition from snow to freezing rain is always challenging in these situations,” the weather bulletin reads. “There is a chance that this transition could be delayed resulting in higher snowfall amounts.”

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In higher elevations along major highways, the icy weather will likely turn to rain in the evening, forecasters expect. However, the freezing rain could persist into Sunday.

Roadways and walkways will likely become icy and hazardous. The national weather agency has cautioned drivers to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.


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