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Snow hits Kamloops, forecast for Okanagan

Snow and near-zero temperatures are making roads slippery in Kamloops.
November 20, 2014 - 8:37 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Snow has already fallen in Kamloops this morning and more is on the way as a system moving through the region warms the air.

A light snow and temperatures hovering near the freezing mark have led to multiple crashes in the city and Kamloops RCMP asking drivers to slow down and drive for the conditions. A four-vehicle crash on Westsyde Road near Settlement Road has RCMP rerouting northbound traffic around Bank Road.

Some highway passes also received another light dusting of snow over the past day and accumulations are starting to show at Pennask Summit on Highway 97C and Highway 1 east of Revelstoke.

A 30-60 per cent chance of flurries remains in place for the entire region today with snow expected tomorrow and rain on Saturday as well. We will get a break on Sunday with a mix of sun and cloud before the rain and snow returns on Monday.

After more than a week of sub-zero temperatures we can expect to see the mercury hit normals to just above normals over the next week. Normal highs at this time of year sit around 3-4 Celsius. Highs of 6-8 C are expected on Saturday and 7 C on Monday.

Temperatures are only expected to drop below 0 C Saturday and Monday nights. Normal lows at this time of year are -3 C.

While snow is falling in B.C., we have yet to see anything similar to what has hit Buffalo, N.Y. area, where 190 centimetres of snow fell in one day.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 8:47 a.m., Nov. 20 with a detour for the Westsyde Road crash.

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