Snowfall expected for BC Interior highways through Sunday afternoon

Sep 30 2018, 4:22 am

More early season snowfall is in the forecast for the mountain highways in the southern BC Interior.

Environment Canada’s alert says an approaching low pressure system combined with a low-elevation freezing level of between 1,200 and 1,500 metres will result in snowfall on the southern interior highway passes overnight through Sunday afternoon.

Snow accumulation amounts of 2 cm to 4 cm can be expected, with higher amounts of 5 cm to 10 cm over the Okanagan Connector.

The snowfall alert is in effect for the following highway routes:

  • Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops
  • Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna
  • Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass
  • Highway 97 – Clinton to 100 Mile House via Begbie Summit

Although it is still only September, the federal weather agency warns that weather in the mountains can change suddenly, resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

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