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Snow in the forecast for Interior mountain pass highways

No snow yet on the Coquihalla Summitt, but Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement saying snow is a possibility for several mountain pass highways in the Southern Interior.
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September 18, 2017 - 9:17 AM

You may want to consider switching to winter tires a bit earlier than normal if you plan to travel high elevation roads in the Interior any time soon.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement this morning, Sept. 18, for several mountain pass highways calling for some snow over the next few days.

"A cold front over southeastern interior will exit the province this morning," forecasters say. "The cold air in the wake of the front will continue to hang around through the upcoming week."

While a large volume of snow is not expected, people are still being warned to drive with caution.

You can expect to see some snow along Highway 97C from Merritt to Kelowna, Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, and on the Trans Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, according to the weather statement.

Though temperatures haven't dipped too low and any snow that does fall is not expected to stick, drivers are warned that the first few snows of the season can be very slushy.

Meanwhile, some Okanagan ski hills got their first dusting of snow overnight.

For the latest forecasts and weather updates go to the Environment Canada website.

For more on highway conditions check out the Drive B.C. website.

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