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Snow expected on Okanagan Connector tonight

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May 21, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Environment Canada is calling for up to five centimetres of snow on the Okangan Connector tonight was a weather system moves through southern B.C.

In a special weather statement, the weather office says the system will bring showers to the region today, May 21, and tomorrow with the snow level dropping to between 1,300 and 1,500 metres tonight.

That means upper elevation highways are in for some snow.

Up to five cm of snow could fall on the Okanagan Connector near the summit tonight. The snow is expected to taper off to a few flurries or rain showers tomorrow afternoon

It looks like the stretch of Highway 3 from the Paulson summit to Kootenay pass could be in for the most snow. The weather statement is calling for 15 cm of snow near the Kootenay Pass by tomorrow morning and by the afternoon it should turn to rain showers.

On Highway 3 from Princeton to Hope, showers could change to flurries through the Allison Pass with two centimetres possible at the summit tonight.

Environment Canada reminds drivers that weather in the mountain can change suddenly and make driving conditions hazardous.

For the latest on weather warnings go the Environment Canada website here.

For updates on road conditions check out the Drive B.C. website here.

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