Significant snowfall hits Coquihalla Summit

By Vanessa Ybarra
December 4, 2016 - 12:46pm Updated: December 5, 2016 - 10:23am

KAMLOOPS — Motorists are being reminded to practice extra caution on the Coquihalla Summit after a large snowfall overnight. 

According to Environment Canada, 44 centimetres of snow fell on the summit in the last 24 hours, with another 10 centimetres forecast for today.

However, Environment Canada Meteorologist Trevor Smith says flurries should ease off by tomorrow.

"We're going to see the true arctic air move down over the province in the next 24 hours so it's going to be much colder but drier fortunately," Smith said. "Probably Thursday is when we'll see snow  as the next Pacific system comes in"

Smith says the arctic air will result in lower than normal temperatures for the Coquihalla, with temperatures ranging from -10 to -15 until later in the week.

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