If you can, you might want to hold off on your holiday travel. Or at least take extra special precautions. According to DriveBC, several B.C. highways are closed throughout the province. The closures were announced at around 8 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019. The shutdown routes stem from a large accumulation of snowfall.\nHighways 3, 5, and 1 are currently closed in B.C. just in time for everyone to embark on their holiday travels. It's been reported that there has already been one fatality due to a pre-Christmas collision.\nAccording to DriveBC, Highway 5, also known as the Coquihalla Highway, is closed. The Coquihalla is an extremely popular route that connects travellers to the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland.\nOn Friday morning, three hours after the northbound lane reopened, the highway closed yet again.\nDriveBC has stated that this closure is due to both a “vehicle incident and weather conditions.”\nThe vehicle incident took place between Hope and Merritt. While the assessment is still in progress, the estimated time of reopening is not available.\nThe travel advisory along this stretch of highway is calling for limited visibility with snow.\n"Extreme blowing snow occurring & expected to continue through day with 70-80cm of additional snow expected,” writes DriveBC. Travellers are expected to encounter delays and closures throughout the day while crews work to clear the snow.\nStay off of the Coquihalla if you can, it’s a parking lot right now! Both directions! Is there any news about why the traffic is completely stopped?Posted by David McKay on Thursday, December 19, 2019\nAlong with Highway 5, Highway 1 is also closed between Revelstoke and Golden. This closure is due to avalanche control on the highway.\nAs a result, the highway will be closed until 1 p.m. today. There are no detours available at the moment, so if you're travelling throughout the region, you may have to wait it out.\nHighway 3 is also closed for 4.5 kilometres due to another vehicle incident between Allison Pass Summit and Manning Park Resort.\nAssessment is in progress for this stretch of highway but no opening time has been given.\nDriveBC is stating that there is a detour through Highway 1 or Highway 5A.\nWinter Storm Warning for the Interior Highway Passes continues. Full details:https://t.co/OnMrKFFQCOUnofficial snowfall totals up to 5am PST:Coquihalla Summit = 56 cm of snowAllison Pass = 51 cm of snowPennask Summit = 17 cm of snowKootenay Pass = 12 cm of snow#BCstorm— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) December 20, 2019\nEnvironment Canada has issued several winter storm and snowfall warnings for 16 areas in the province. Some warnings are calling for up to 60 centimetres of snow by Saturday afternoon.\nEnvironment Canada is also calling for “hazardous winter conditions” along Highway 3 and the Coquihalla Highway.\nThe following areas have been issued warnings:\nArrow Lakes - Slocan Lake\nBoundary\nEast Columbia \nElk Valley \nFraser Canyon \nFraser Valley \nKinbasket\nKootenay Lake \nNicola\nNorth Columbia \nOkanagan Valley \nShuswap\nSimilkameen \nWest Columbia \nWest Kootenay \nYoho Park - Kootenay Park\nDriveBC is not recommending travel on Highway 5 unless absolutely necessary. Environment Canada has stated that "weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions."\nIf you must travel, be sure to check DriveBC before you head out.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.\n\nThis article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.