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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Snowfall tangles highway traffic in B.C. as dozens yet without power


Key takeaways: 

  • Snowfall alerts were posted for provinces in the southern Interior, including on mountain roadways.
  • Serious snowfall made situations dangerous along Highway 5A in B.C.’s Southern Interior on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021.

Snowfall hits BC highway 5A traffic, alerts were posted by the province: 

Multiple Lower Mainland citizens woke up without power on Saturday, as Environment Canada announced special climate statements for regions of the South Coast.

As of 7:30 p.m. PT, numerous power outages in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast had been fixed, but almost a thousand citizens across the region still had no power.

Environment Canada stated an upcoming “intense Pacific frontal system” is striking the region in a special climate statement for the eastern and central Fraser Valley. Serious rain is fixed to douse the province on Saturday, with 15 to 25 millimetres predicted to fall. Source –

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Snowfall hits highway 5A and thousands still without power

It comes a day after some ferry sailings had to be cancelled because of severe winds. A special climate statement alerted of blows of up to 70 km/h for Greater Victoria and the southern Gulf Islands.

There is also ready to be a “long period of snowfall” on the already-storm shattered highways from the coast to the Interior, with the essential-vehicle-only Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton prediction to get 15 to 20 centimetres of snow over the following day. Source –

On Saturday night, two distinct automobile collisions on Highway 5A, near Princeton and Aspen Grove shut the highway in both paths. Earlier in the day, officers had alerted drivers using Highway 5A and Highway 3, which run via mountain passes and have numerous turns, to be careful.

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