12/18/2012 09:49 EST | Updated 02/17/2013 05:12 EST

Coquihalla Highway reopens after storm

The Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt is open again after being closed by heavy snow overnight.

Although the route is open again, the highways department says there's blowing snow and limited visibility from Hope to Merritt.

It says drivers are advised to exercise caution and consider alternate routes.

Meanwhile, Highway 3 will be closed in both directions at the Kootenay Pass Summit today between 7 and 10 a.m. PT for avalanche control.