UPDATE: 10:15 A.M.
Anyone heading east of Revelstoke today is in for long waits as intermittent avalanche control will close the highway for most of the day today.
DriveBC reports Highway 1 from the west boundary of Glacier National Park to the east boundary of Glacier National Park will be intermittently closed due to avalanche control until 5 p.m.
Motorists can expect two to three hour closures. There is no detour available
ORIGINAL: 9:30 A.M.
Any Okanagan – Shuswap residents heading east on the highway are being warned of extreme winter conditions and highway closures for avalanche control.
The Trans-Canada Highway is closed Wednesday morning until 10 a.m. for avalanche control and vehicles are currently backing up for kilometres in both directions.
While the snowfall warning over the last two days has been lifted for that region, DriveBC is still reporting compact snow with slushy sections throughout the area.
An additional new snowfall warning is in effect Wednesday morning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.
Environment Canada reports 20 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected in that region.
“An intense Pacific front will continue to bring heavy snow to Highway 3,” writes Environment Canada.
“Additional snow accumulations of 10 cm can be expected by this evening.”
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