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Kamloops to get a break after dump of snow

December 28, 2015 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - It looks like snowplows will get some time to catch up this week with much less of the white stuff expected to fall.

Kamloops got hit with a large dump of snow over the holiday weekend, prompting a snowfall warning which ended Dec. 27. According to Environment Canada, the city got 6.6 cm of snow on Boxing Day and 13.4 cm on Dec. 27.

As of Monday, Dec. 28, there are no new alerts for Kamloops and most of the week looks like a mix of sun and cloud. Environment Canada is calling for a chance of flurries on Monday and Tuesday.

Highs are expected to be in the range of 1 C to -7 C and overnight lows down to -13 C on Wednesday before climbing to - 6 C by Saturday. Seasonal normals are between -6 C and -13 C.

Aside from preparing for typical winter driving conditions, motorists should also be mindful of a few specific alerts posted this morning, Dec. 28 by Drive B.C., including compact snow with slushy or slippery sections on Highway 1 in the areas of Monte Creek, Sorrento, Sicamous and Craigellachie. Drive B.C. is also notifying drivers of compact snow on Coalmont Road from Princeton to the junction with Brookemere Road. The McLure Ferry and Little Fort Ferry are closed in both directions at the North Thompson River because the ferry is out of service until further notice.

For the very latest road conditions, check Drive B.C.

For the latest weather warnings and forecasts, go to Environment Canada’s website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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