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Expect significant snowfall on highway passes

The Okanagan Connector could see as much as 30 centimetres of snow by the end of the week.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – A developing low pressure system is expected to bring significant snowfall to the Interior this week.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement explaining the low pressure system will approach the province tonight and will bring with it snowfall in the amount of 5-10 centimetres on mountain passes.

The snow will likely continue Thursday with most highways expected to see around five centimetres of snow, though the Okanagan Connector could see 10-20 cm.

The Coquihalla Highway from Hope all the way to Kamloops, the Connector, the Trans Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton (via Allison Pass) and Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass are all expected to see snow over the next couple days.

Lower elevations can expect to see rain mixed with wet snow. That rain, beginning overnight, could last through the end of the weekend in most parts of the region.

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

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