Golden Ears Park received about 18 centimetres of snow overnight. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Snow closes road into Golden Ears park

This is the second time this season that the park has been closed to traffic

The road into Golden Ears Provincial Park has been closed again because of the amount of snow that fell overnight.

The park received about 18 centimetres of snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday. It was still snowing, according to a Tweet sent out by the park operator. just after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Park operations manager Stewart Burgess said that at the south end of the park, by the main gates, there is about five centimetres of wet snow on the ground.

By park headquarters, four kilometres in, there is around 18 centimetres of dry snow.

By the campgrounds, at the north end of the park, there is at least 20 centimetres of snow.

This is the second time this winter that the road to the park has been closed due to the weather.

On Dec. 19, the park was closed to traffic because of icy road conditions and reopened again on Jan. 6.

“Last time it was more icy than snow,” said Burgess.

“This time it’s a lot of snow. Hopefully it will melt away in a couple of days.

He added that the snow has started to melt away at the south end, but at the north end it was only 1 C and it was not melting.

The park road will be closed until further notice.

Burgess said it is difficult to put a timeline on when the road will reopen.

“It could warm up substantially at the north end and be gone tomorrow,” Burgess said of the snow.

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