Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Sea to Sky Highway and Whistler. Heavy snow is expected to begin around noon and continue until midnight.
Snowfall accumulation of 15 cm over Whistler and 20 cm over the Sea to Sky Highway are in forecast. “An approaching frontal system will bring snow to Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway. The snow will begin near noon and continue into this evening before easing after midnight,” the agency says. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by Saturday morning with snow levels hovering near 400 metres. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
“Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions, the agency cautions. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains, the agency cautions.
Winter tires are required on the Sea to Sky Highway. A rainfall warning is also in effect for Squamish.