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Snow expected on Okanagan Connector

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October 08, 2018 - 8:35 AM

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Okanagan Connector between Merritt and Kelowna.

An estimated 20 cm of snow is possible over Pennask Summit, a media release says. The fall could last all of today, Oct. 8 and continue until tomorrow morning when it is expected to taper off.

A low pressure system will move across the B.C. southwest interior today. With a snow level forecast near 1,400 metres, snow will begin to accumulate at Pennask Summit later this morning.

Snow will start off fairly lightly with five cm through the daylight hours. As the trailing cold front moves through tonight, snow rates will intensify with 10 cm to 15 cm likely near the Summit.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Keep up-to-date with this statement at the Environment Canada website.

Check the Drive B.C. website for road conditions.

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