Westbound lanes of the TransCanada south of Boston Bar have reopened, but Drive BC is warning motorists to expect heavy delays.
UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.
Now Drive BC is reporting the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway south of Boston Bar due to a jackknifed semi, about 32 kilometres west of Jackass Mountain Summit.
There’s no detour or estimated time of opening at this point, but an alternate route via Highway 5 or Highway 8 is available.
(with files from CFJC News)
A winter storm warning is in effect for the Shuswap and Columbia regions.
Drive BC warns that hazardous winter conditions are expected along the Trans-Canada Highway, from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, this evening and tomorrow due to significant snowfall.
The low pressure system will move across the Columbias tonight and Saturday.
Drive BC says:
Light snow will begin today, intensify tonight and continue Saturday before easing Saturday night as the system moves into Alberta. Snowfall amounts of up to 30 cm can be expected by Saturday evening.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.