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UPDATE: Special weather statement ended for parts of the Southern Interior

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August 24, 2017 - 5:29 PM

UPDATE: 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

KAMLOOPS - The special weather statement for the Shuswap has been ended.

 

4:50 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

KAMLOOPS - The special weather statement for the North and South Thompson regions has been ended by Environment Canada while the advisory for the Shuswap remains in effect.

The weather statment is calling for more thunderstorms and heavy winds.

For more information on the updated weather statement, go here.

 

10:29 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

KAMLOOPS - Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of the South Thompson, North Thompson, Nicola, Shuswap and East Columbia.

With a cold front making its way through the Central and Southern Interior, strong winds are expected to gust through the region at speeds as high as 80 km/h, forecaster say.

Along with the wind, thunderstorms could bring heavy rain with local downpours.

In particular the Merritt to Kamloops stretch of the Coquihalla and the Trans Canada Highway from Rogers Pass to Eagle pass are expected to be hit hard, according to the special weather statement.

If you have travel plans you are advised to prepare accordingly.

For more information on the special weather statement, go here.


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