Weather Contrasts: Highways passes snow covered

By Chad Harris
November 10, 2015 - 8:00am Updated: November 13, 2015 - 10:52am

If you're looking to travel in the next few days you should know that the mountain passes don't look anything like the valleys in the BC Interior.

Bob Gilowski of VSA Highway Maintenance says while the valley bottoms are bare the high elevations are snow-covered. Gilowski says "The last couple of days have been quite active." Snowfall is quite common this time of year and VSA is up to its winter staffing levels already.

A storm system is forecast to drop more snow on the higher elevations today and tomorrow but Doug Lundquist of Environment Canada says the temperature will actually increase. Lundquist says the temperature could hit double digits in Kamloops and might get a bit of rain but the most significant feature of the system will be wind. He notes gusts could hit 80 kilometres per hour at times.

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