Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke

A snowfall warning has been issued for the Trans-Canada Highway in southeastern B.C.

The warning encompasses the stretch from Eagle Pass, which is just west of Revelstoke, to Rogers Pass — a distance of approximately 80 kilometres.

Environment Canada is forecasting 15 to 25 centimetres of snow for the area.

“Snow at times heavy will begin this evening, as a frontal system moves into the Columbia region,” said the national weather service.

“Heavy snow will continue into Friday morning with up to 25 cm possible by Friday afternoon.”

Eagle Pass has an elevation of 550 metres (1,804 feet) while Rogers Pass has an elevation of 1,327 metres (4,353 feet).

Revelstoke, meanwhile, has an elevation of 480 metres (1,570 feet).

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