More snow on Interior highways

Snow fell overnight on several Interior highways, including the Okanagan Connector.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - After more than 30 centimetres of snow fell on some Interior highways this past weekend, the white stuff continues to fall.

The Coquihalla Summit had more than 30 cm fall in two days and after a one day reprieve, another 6 cm fell at the highway pass overnight. The Okanagan Connector also received more snow last night and snow is now falling on the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Kamloops this morning, with more than 6 cm since 6 a.m.

In town, rain overnight and this morning has led to light snow at some higher elevations but Environment Canada expects the rain to end this morning and the rest of the week will be a mix of sun and cloud. Temperatures are forecast to remain below seasonal normals of 15 to 17 Celsius today and tomorrow but will be rise just above heading into the weekend.

According to Avalanche Canada the avalanche risk is currently considerable at the treeline and alpine elevations in many Interior ranges but will lower to a moderate risk at the treeline level Wednesday.

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