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Heavy snow warnings issued for mountain passes and the Okanagan Valley

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla and Hope Princeton Highways, as well as for the Okanagan Valley as heavy snow is expected tonight.
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January 22, 2019 - 7:53 AM

The Okanagan valley is about to see a return to winter as snowfall warnings have been issued for the valley as well as the Coquihalla and Hope-Princeton highways.

Environment Canada has issued a series of weather alerts this morning for the Okanagan Connector, Merritt to Kelowna, the Coquihalla Highway, Merritt to Kamloops and from Hope to Merritt, and for Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via the Allison Pass, as well as the Okanagan Valley.

Heavy snow is expected in the Central, North and South Okanagan from a low pressure system tracking across the south coast tonight.

Environment Canada says to expect 10 to 15 cm of snow on the valley bottom and up to 20 cm on highway passes before the snow eases on Wednesday morning.

Kamloops could see 5 to 10 cm of snow overnight tonight.

Road conditions can be monitored on the Drive BC website.

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