More heavy snow on highways

Winter will continue on highways this morning, with another 10 cm of snow expected in some areas.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — As a cold front continues to move across the Interior, highways will see heavy snow, with another 5-10 cm expected to fall just this morning.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for many Southern Interior highways, including the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, the Trans Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton, including Allison Pass.

In the past 24 hours Albert Canyon on Highway 1 saw only two centimetres of snow and one millimetre of rain but moving southwest a lot more snow has fallen already. The Okanagan Connector has seen six centimetres of snow in the last day while Allison Pass has had 11 cm of snow and two millimetres of rain. The Coquihalla Summit has recorded 26 cm of snow and 10 mm of rain in the past 24 hours.

In the valleys, many communities can expect to see a 30 per cent of showers or flurries today and temperatures of 6-8 C, a few degrees below seasonal normals.

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