UPDATE: Snow hits highway passes

Meteorologists predict up to 10 centimetres of fresh snow for the highway mountain passes

UPDATE: 2 p.m.

Environment Canada is calling for snowfall for several B.C. Interior highways today.

A special weather statement has been extended for the the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Kamloops, the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna and Highway 3 from Hope to the Kootenay Pass

“Flurries, at times heavy, will continue today over some interior highway passes as a cold low moves into Washington State,” writes Environment Canada.

“Snowfall accumulations will vary considerably however rapid accumulations are possible in heavy flurries over higher elevations of the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector and Highway 3.”

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ORIGINAL:

Spring may be in full swing in the Southern Interior, but Old Man Winter still has his grips on the highway mountain passes.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna, Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass as well as additional reports of inclement weather on the Coquihalla from Kamloops to Hope.

Meteorologists predict up to 10 centimetres of fresh snow for the highway passes.

“Snowfall will continue today over some interior highway passes as a cold low over the coast moves into Washington State,” writes Environment Canada.

“Snowfall accumulation remain uncertain as warmer road surfaces will allow some of the snow to melt and snow levels will rise to near 1500 metres this afternoon. However, additional snowfall amounts of 5-10 cm are possible near Pennask Summit on the Okanagan Connector and near the summits of Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.”

Motorists are being warned to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

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