According to Drive BC the Coquihalla highway was closed in both directions this morning between Hope and Merritt due to a snow storm causing unsafe driving conditions.
Highway 5 was hammered by snowfall overnight, catching cleanup crews by surprise.
A few hours ago Environment Canada also issued a snowfall warning for the area with an additional 10 to 20 centimetres expected to fall.
The latest from Drive BC says a vehicle incident between Highway 3 and Highway 97C for 109.3 km (Hope to Merritt). Road closed.
BC Hwy 5 CLOSED in both directions due to winter conditions, alternate routes via BC Hwy1 and BC Hwy3
Photo: Brent Holmgren