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Snowfall warning issued for the Okanagan Connector, from Merritt to Kelowna

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October 11, 2020 - 9:42 AM

If you're travelling this holiday weekend be ready for some wintry conditions.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the Coquihalla, noting that about 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall over Pennask and Kootenay Pass summits tonight.

"A fast-moving frontal system will combine with falling freezing levels overnight to give snow over the high elevation mountain passes," according to the warning.

"Snow will begin falling late this afternoon and quickly increase in intensity before tapering off in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Monday. Fifteen cm of snowfall is possible for elevations above 1,500 metres before freezing levels rise on Monday and the system moves into Alberta."

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

 


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