Up to 15 cm of snow expected on B.C.'s Interior highways Sunday: Environment Canada

·1 min read

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada is cautioning people travelling to the province's Interior over Thanksgiving weekend to prepare for winter weather conditions.

The agency has issued a special weather report warning the public of about 15 centimetres of snow on most southern highway passes Sunday afternoon.

Drivers are being warned that weather in the mountains can change suddenly and create hazardous driving conditions.

Environment Canada is calling for rain later Saturday, but as temperature levels drop, snow is expected overnight.

It says the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna, the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Kamloops, and the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass are expected to see snow.

The agency is asking drivers to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada before hitting the road.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2021.

The Canadian Press

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting