Rainbow Summit on Feb. 13 at 7:33 a.m. Highway 16 may close in the next six hours, warns Drive BC. (DriveBC webcam)

Rainbow Summit on Feb. 13 at 7:33 a.m. Highway 16 may close in the next six hours, warns Drive BC. (DriveBC webcam)

UPDATE: Highway 16 between Rupert and Terrace is now open

Up to 15cm of snow expected for the Yellowhead Highway on Tuesday, Feb. 13

Highway 16 is now open after it was closed in both directions from 13 kilometres east of the Port Edward turnoff to 35 kilometres west of Terrace (83.8 km) due to a high avalanche hazard.

A snowfall warning was previously in effect for the highway. Environment Canada expected 10-15 cm of snowfall on the highway for Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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