Weekend snow warning

Highway passes in and out of the Okanagan may be getting a dump of snow this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the following areas:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
  • Coquihalla Highway - Merritt to Kamloops
  • Okanagan Connector - Merritt to Kelowna
  • Okanagan Connector - Merritt to Kelowna
  • Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass

Environment Canada says a Pacific cold front is spreading precipitation into the interior Thursday morning which will sweep across Southern British Columbia tonight.

In the wake of the cold front the snow level will quickly lower Thursday night causing snow to fall over the remaining mountain passes.

Snowfall accumulations will generally range between 5 to 10 cm by Friday morning but the Kootenay Pass could receive up to 15 cm.

Strong westerly winds of 40 km/h gusting to 60km/h are also expected and will develop overnight creating poor visibility.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at WWW.WEATHER.GC.CA and highway conditions at WWW.DRIVEBC.CA.



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