A special weather statement has been issued for all three sections of the Coquihalla Highway for the next 36 hours to 48 hours.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Lisa West says the first cold weather front will blast through the area tonight.
“After that cold front passes through we are going to see our freezing levels start to plummet and then the big shift in the weather is really on Thursday when we have a second more intense frontal band moving through the province.”
West says its the troublesome mix of different events.
“We are going to start out as rain on the highways but as the freezing levels lower we are going to start to see the switchover to the snow in the mid to late afternoon time frame on Thursday have the snow continue to Thursday evening and we could see a quick 10 to 15 centimetres fall.”
Travellers are advised to exercise caution if travelling late Thursday and to be aware of rapidly changing road conditions.