Storm closes a number of B.C. highways

Highway 3 west heading out of Princeton closed Wednesday morning due to poor road
conditions brought on by storm.

Large trucks and a few travellers caught in between were lined up to the top of the hill by the Princeton Husky at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The parking lots of both Husky and Chevron were filled with trucks held back due to the highway closures.

Large trucks and a few travellers caught in between were lined up to the top of the hill by the Princeton Husky at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The parking lots of both Husky and Chevron were filled with trucks held back due to the highway closures.

Residents of Princeton were welcomed by quite the sight Wednesday morning while heading off to work or taking kids to school.

Due to heavy snowfall throughout Jan. 8 through and into the morning of Jan. 9,  Highway 3 west was closed early Wednesday morning joining numerous BC highway road closures.

Large semi-trucks and a few travellers filled the parking lots of the Chevron and Husky stations and were lined up to the top of the hill of Highway 3 headed west of Princeton.

A storm including heavy snowfall – about a meter in some areas and freezing rain along with threats of avalanches forced B.C. officials to close several major sections of highways.

Highway 3 was closed from Hope to Allison Pass, west of Kootenay Pass and opened at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday morning.

The Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt was closed and reopened for travel Wednesday afternoon.

Drive BC issued travel advisories for several of the mountain highways including the Coquihalla.

Keep up with the latest road conditions and advisories by visiting www.drivebc.ca