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Snow falls on high-mountain passes across B.C.

Heavy snow flies on hwys

UPDATE 11:05 a.m.

While some snow fell on the Okanagan Connector overnight, heavy snow continues to fall on Rogers Pass to the east.

Thursday morning, big snowflakes are falling on the high-mountain pass, which connects Revelstoke and Golden. The summit sits at 1,330 metres elevation.

Trees along on the highway, and parts of the road, have been covered in snow. Being one of the premier backcountry ski destinations in the country, the early-season snow is sure to get skiers and boarders excited.

The Coquihalla Summit, meanwhile, remains clear of snow as of Thursday morning.

Snow tire requirements for high-mountain passes went into effect in B.C. on Oct. 1.


UPDATE 8:15 a.m.

One of our readers shared a photo from his home in Joe Rich off of Highway 33.

Hartmut Witschel says there is 4 centimetres of snow on his deck and he is at 1200 metres elevation.

A quick look at the Big White cameras shows a dusting of snow there as well.


ORIGINAL 7:54 a.m.

Travellers taking the Okanagan Connector Thursday morning noticed some snow in a few locations.

DriveBC cameras show snow starting at Brenda Mine west until Pothole Lake.

Environment Canada is calling for a mainly cloudy day with a 60 per cent chance of showers early and clearing later in the morning with snow at 1500 metres.

There is a chance of frost overnight tonight with a low of plus one.



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