Drivers are advised of moderate to high avalanche risk and closures on parts of Highway 3 and Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon.
Heavy snowfall and freezing rain are also expected to create hazardous road conditions on Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton and Princeton to Hedley, until Monday.
Highway 1 near Jackass Mountain was closed yesterday evening due to moderate avalanche hazard, and the situation will be assesses today. Highway 1 through the Fraser Canyon is also considered a moderate avalanche hazard with a possible transition to extreme hazard status today.
Allison Pass between Hope and Princeton is considered a moderate hazard and could transition to high hazard.
“Highway contractors are working 24 hours a day throughout this storm cycle. However, challenging winter driving conditions are expected to persist even with ongoing road maintenance. Drivers are asked to provide space for maintenance contractors on highways and refrain from passing equipment in operation until it is safe,” says MOTI.