Winter driving conditions today on Okanagan Connector

Snow is falling on the Okanagan Connector.
Image Credit: DriveBC

If a trip to the Lower Mainland from the southern Interior is part of your plans today, be aware winter is back on some mountain passes.

Environment Canada has continued special weather statement issued yesterday for the Okanagan Connector and Highway 3, and this morning, May 22, a new statement was issued from the Coquihalla Highway.

A weather system passing through the souther Interior today is bringing showers to the valley bottoms, but snow to the high elevation mountain passes. 

Snow levels will be as low as 1,200 to 1,400 metres this morning and will rise to near 1,700 m this afternoon, the weather statement states.

Between five and 10 centimetres of snow are expected for the Okanagan Connector and Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Two to four cm are expected on the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt and over the Allison Pass.

Drive B.C. reports slippery and slushy conditions over the Okanagan Connector.

For the latest weather statements go to Environment Canada, here.

For the latest information on driving conditions, go to DriveBC, here.

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