Cold weather and winter storm warnings have been posted in many parts of British Columbia
Environment Canada says a cold air mass is expected to settle over much of the south coast on Tuesday, bringing a mix of rain, snow and the risk of freezing rain to Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound and the Sea Highway. to Sky, eastern Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and central and eastern parts of Vancouver Island.
The weather office says strong arctic winds with cooling values near -20C are expected for inland parts of the north coast, including Terrace and Kitimat, while a snowfall warning of up to 15 centimeters covers Atlin, Dease Lake and Teslin.
It says periods of heavy snowfall are expected to affect traffic conditions on high-altitude sections of several highways from Tuesday through Thursday, with exact amounts of snowfall varying between mountain passes.
Storms are expected along parts of the Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector, Highway 3 and the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.
Environment Canada says driving conditions can change quickly and warns that snow can reduce driver visibility.
—The Canadian Press