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UPDATE: Heavy snow on way for highways, Similkameen

More snow is expected on the southern mountain passes today.
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January 29, 2014 - 7:52 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – A system moving through the Southern Interior has triggered a snowfall warning in the southern part of the region and could produce another 15 centimetres of snow on the southern mountain passes today.

Environment Canada says a band of heavy snow is moving through the region and will likely produce 5-10 cm of snow through much of the area, except mountain passes where as much as 15 cm is expected, before weakening this evening.

In the Similkameen area a heavy snowfall warning was issued this morning. Yesterday 10 cm of snow fell in the Princeton area and another 10 cm could fall today before tapering off to flurries this evening.

On Tuesday about 6 cm fell at the Coquihalla Summit though forecasters had warned as much as 20 cm of snow could be expected on the mountain passes of the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 before the system was supposed to weaken Wednesday.

In Kamloops there is a chance of snow or rain through Thursday while Vernon and Kelowna can expect 2-4 cm of snow today with a chance of flurries Thursday. Penticton can expect 5 cm of snow today with a chance of flurries tonight and tomorrow.

To contact a reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca, call (250)819-3723 or tweet @JennStahn.

-This story was updated at 7:46 a.m., Jan. 29, 2014

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