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Snow hits Okanagan Connector

September 27, 2013 - 10:27 AM

KELOWNA - If you're driving the Connector this weekend be prepared for some frosty weather.

The Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna got a dusting of snow early this morning with an air temperature of -6 C and road surface temperature of -1 degrees. 

Environnment Canada issued a special weather statement forecasting a Pacific Weather system to bring in 2 to 5 cm of snow at higher elevations along the Connector, as well as the Kootenay Pass.

A DriveBC Highway camera shows a segment of the Connector near Pennask Summit (just over 1700 m) dusted with snow. Environment Canada says the snow level has now dropped to 1600 m near the Pennask Summit and the Kootenay Pass.

For current road conditions visit the DriveBC website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Julie Whittet at or call (250)718-0428.


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