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Possible snowfall expected on B.C. Interior highways: Environment Canada

A logging truck travels north of a closed section of the Trans Canada highway as snow blankets the evacuated town of Merritt, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.After a month above normal temperatures across British Columbia, Environment Canada is warning about possible snowfall on the province's southwest Interior highways.
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KELOWNA, B.C. - After a month of above-normal temperatures across British Columbia, Environment Canada is warning about possible snowfall on the province's southwest Interior highways.

The agency issued a statement Saturday saying wet snow or a mixture of rain and snow may create slippery conditions on highway passes in the region.

The statement is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Kamloops, Highway 3 from Hope to Penticton via Allison Pass and the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna.

It says the Okanagan Connector will experience wet snow, while the other passes may have a mixture of wet snow and rain.

The weather office says precipitation is expected to become steadier as of Monday morning and is forecast to continue until Tuesday.

It suggests travellers drive carefully as weather in the mountains can change suddenly, creating hazardous conditions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2023.

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