Update: Travel advisory issued for Trans-Canada Highway around Revelstoke

Forecast heavy snowfall has prompted DriveBC to issue a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway through Revelstoke.

  • Jan. 21, 2016 8:00 a.m.
DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway around Revelstoke.

DriveBC has issued a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway around Revelstoke.

Forecast heavy snowfall has prompted DriveBC to issue a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway through Revelstoke.

“Environment Canada forecasts are calling for a storm to pass through the area today and Friday, bringing a mix of rain and snow with mild temperatures,” states the advisory. “Depending on the strength of this storm, highway closures may be required for avalanche control.”

The advisory applies to the Trans-Canada Highway from Sicamous to Yoho National Park. As of writing, snowfall had begun to intensify in Revelstoke.

Environment Canada is calling for 10 millimetres of rain in Revelstoke tonight, with another 10 millimetres falling during the day on Friday. The snowline is expected to rise to about 1,300 metres by Friday afternoon, which is roughly the elevation of Rogers Pass.

Avalanche Canada is forecasting up to 40 centimetres of snow in the Revelstoke area, with freezing levels reaching 1,500 metres.

Check DriveBC.ca for updates on road conditions and closures.

UPDATE: Parks Canada is conducting avalanche control in Glacier National Park on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect periodic closures of up to two hours.