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Snowfall warning in effect for Sea to Sky

Twenty centimetres of snow in the forecast for Tuesday
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A snowfall warning is in effect for the Sea to Sky, with a Pacific stormfront expected to spread snow over Howe Sound and parts of Highway 99 on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Environment Canada issued the alert early Tuesday morning, warning that “Snow is expected to begin this afternoon and will intensify tonight.”

Strong northeast outflow winds may also reduce visibility.

Forecasts predict 20 centimetres of snow on Tuesday, expected to spread over Highway 99 between Squamish and Whistler. The snowfall is forecast to turn to rain on Wednesday.

The agency urges drivers to “adjust your driving with changing road conditions.” More information on preparing for winter conditions can be found at

Just before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, DriveBC reported that traffic was down to single-lane alternating after hydro lines were downed at Murrin Lake Provincial Park in Squamish. Check for further traffic updates throughout the day.