Snowfall stays in communities of Agassiz-Harrison.

Effects from snowfall warning can still be seen

Blankets of snow still adorn the ground after Monday's large snowfall

  • Dec. 27, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Snow started falling early afternoon on Monday in Agassiz-Harrison, and a snowfall warning was issued shortly after that.

At 2 p.m. Monday, Environment Canada stated that “over Howe Sound and eastern Fraser Valley, precipitation will persist as snow through tonight. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm were forecast for these regions.”

While many areas saw that snow turned to rain through Monday evening and into early Tuesday morning such as in Agassiz-Harrison that was not expected to happen in Chilliwack and other parts of the eastern Fraser Valley.

Environment Canada reminded drivers to adjust their speed with changing road conditions, and to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

They also issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla, from Hope to Merritt, at about 4 p.m. Monday.

“Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions,” they said. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.”

To check highway conditions before travelling, visit Drive BC.

Just Posted

One of Chilliwack’s oldest clubs, Toastmasters, hosts an open public speaking event this month

An open house will take place on Oct. 24 at the Mt. Cheam Lions Club Hall at 7:15 p.m.

Canada Post supports popular literacy program in Agassiz, Seabird Island

Community foundation awards grant to Story time in the Park

10 things still illegal in the new age of recreational cannabis

Pot is legal – but there are still a lot of rules, and breaking some could leave you in jail

Agassiz, Harrison thank fire crews for battling Mt. Hicks wildfire

Dinner for crews hosted by Agassiz Seniors Community Friday night

Six Sto:lo chiefs sign MOU agreement affirming Indigenous rights

Moving to next phase of nation-to-nation negotiation in preparation for final treaty

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

After 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’ Big Bird puppeteer retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said “we need much time, much more time and we continue to work in the next weeks.”

Parole denied for convicted killer-rapist Paul Bernardo after 25 years in prison

Paul Bernardo plead for release on Wednesday by arguing he has done what he could to improve himself during his 25 years in prison.

Man holds newborn son for first time after devastating B.C. racetrack crash

Kayden was born the day after Jonathan was crushed by car at speedway

Smooth start to legal cannabis in B.C., Mike Farnworth says

Online and government store makes 4,000 sales by noon

Fraser Valley Throwdown returns this weekend

Abbotsford event back for third annual crossfit competition

B.C. Lions look to cement CFL playoff spot with victory over Eskimos

B.C. can cement a post-season berth in the wild West Division on Friday night with a home win over the Edmonton Eskimos

Most Read