A highway camera view of Highway 5 at the Britton Creek rest area, as the highway remains closed. (DriveBC photo)

A highway camera view of Highway 5 at the Britton Creek rest area, as the highway remains closed. (DriveBC photo)

Coquihalla highway closed amid snowfall, multiple vehicle incidents

Highway is closed between Hope and Merritt Monday afternoon

The Coquihalla Highway is closed from Hope to Merritt as DriveBC reports multiple vehicle incidents amid snowfall in the region.

DriveBC stated the highway was closed as of 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, due to multiple vehicle incidents on the highway. Several drivers are reporting heavy snow and low visibility.

Both the Coquihalla and Highway 3 are under winter storm warnings from Environment Canada, with heavy snowfall forecast throughout highway passes. An estimated 25 to 25 centimetres is expected to fall, and up to 40 cm near Allison Pass, before tapering off Monday evening.

The next update from DriveBC is expected at 4 p.m.

Updates to follow.

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