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Environment Canada snowfall warning in effect for Squamish to Whistler

Heavy snow may make driving more hazardous starting Wednesday afternoon, the alert warns. 
A snow plow clears snow off Squamish Valley road during an extreme weather event which brought more than 50 cm (19.6 inches) of snow on Jan. 2, 2022. Snow is now expected Wednesday night, Dec. 7, 2022.

If you don't have to drive north Wednesday (Dec. 7) afternoon, don't, folks.

A snowfall warning is in effect between Squamish and Whistler starting Wednesday. 

The heavy snowfall will result in slippery roads that could make driving dangerous, according to the Environment Canada warning.

Snowfall accumulations between 10 to 20 cm are anticipated.

According to the alert, this will occur between late Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.

"A cold front crossing the B.C. South Coast will produce heavy snow over the Sea to Sky Highway. Periods of snow will start Wednesday afternoon, then intensify late in the evening, before tapering off to a few flurries Thursday afternoon," the alert reads.

As local drivers know, a lot of snow in a short period of time can make driving more hazardous.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times during the storm.

A reminder that it is the law to have winter tires on your vehicle while driving the Sea to Sky Highway.

Road conditions are available at

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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