Highways in the Eastern Fraser Valley are expected to become winter wonderlands over the weekend, and the Government of BC is urging drivers to plan for the snowy conditions.
Snow is expected to fall on the eastern Fraser Valley near Hope on the Coquihalla (Highway 5) and on Highway 3, starting on the evening of Dec. 1 and through the morning of Dec. 2.
The highways are expected to receive approximately 15-20cm of snow.
Travellers should expect to see maintenance crews preparing provincial roads with brine ahead of the precipitation and workers will be on standby to prevent snow accumulation.
Drivers can assist maintenance crews by pulling to the side of the road when they see a vehicle with an amber light approaching to allow maintenance crews to clear the snow.
The government is also reminding drivers to exercise caution and patience while travelling on wintery roads.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. For more information on how to prepare for winter driving conditions visit roadsafetyatwork.ca.
All vehicles driving on provincial highways must be equipped with snow tires or chains from Oct. 1 until April 30.