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Snowy Coquihalla reopens

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The Coquihalla highway reopened last night between Hope and Merritt, but Drive BC was still
advising people to avoid the highway.
Heavy snow on Tuesday triggered at least one minor avalanche and made travel along the high-terrain route too risky.
The Okanagan Connector was open Wednesday, but motorists had to use the Trans-Canada or Hope-Princeton highways to head west beyond Merritt.
The Coquihalla reopened about 8 p.m. Wednesday, but travel was not recommended due to heavy snowfall and poor visibility.
Expect one more storm, which is forecast to dump up to 10-20 centimetres on the mountain passes by this morning.
The snow was forecast to ease off to scattered flurries this afternoon.
A drier pattern is approaching, and driving at high elevations should be easier Friday, said meteorologist Doug Lundquist in Kelowna.
"Travel through the higher terrain is in general going to take a turn for the better here shortly," he said. "A big change is coming."
The weather will soon approach from the northwest, bringing the chance of colder air for the weekend. There's a 60 per cent chance of flurries today in the Valley.
The latest forecast for Kelowna hints at highs of 2-4 C through to Tuesday with lows ranging from
- 3 to -7 C.
Check drivebc.ca for updates and road conditions.

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