Winter storm poised to bring heavy snowfall to Squamish and Whistler

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A winter storm watch is in place for Whistler and Howe Sound, with Environment Canada warning of potentially heavy snow.

Between 25 and 35 centimeters of snow could fall between Squamish and Whistler, including along the Sea to Sky Highway.

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“A powerful Pacific Front System will move across the south coast of British Columbia on Friday night, bringing heavy snow on the Sea to Sky Highway from Squamish to Whistler. The snow can change to rain or a mixture of rain and snow near Squamish on Saturday afternoon, ”the meteorological office said.

Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 centimeters are expected before the snow turns to rain or flurries late Saturday.

Whistler / Environment Canada forecast

“The rapid accumulation of snow could make it difficult to travel in some places,” Environment Canada said. “Visibility can suddenly be reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, driveways and parking lots can become icy and slippery. “

Around Metro Vancouver, a special weather report is in effect and some areas could see a few inches of snow arriving this weekend.

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