A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada for the Malahat Highway – Goldstream to Mill Bay
Snowfall possible this afternoon and evening as a frontal system approaches with modified arctic air in place for the south coast.
A frontal system will arrive over the south coast this afternoon. The front combined with the modified arctic air in place will give the potential to produce accumulating snow for neighbourhoods and roadways above 200 metres, including the Malahat Summit and Port Alberni Summit on Hwy 4.
Wet snow is possible down to sea level on the mainland side where a cool easterly wind may keep surface temperatures just above the freezing mark. Snowfall amounts of up to 5 cm are possible mainly over higher terrain.
The front will move out of the region overnight.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca and at SPN Traffic.