Winter won't let go- bad weather right across Canada

By Doug Collins/The Canadian Press
April 16, 2018 - 7:05am

KAMLOOPS —  Sam McGee would be chilled to the bone after seeing the cross-Canada forecasts today.

A mix of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and nearly 100-kilometre an hour winds has knocked out power across southern and central Ontario.

As many as 90-thousand homes and businesses were without power at daybreak.

Ontario Provincial Police reported more than 14-hundred crashes over the weekend and more than 600 flights were cancelled at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

And it's not just limited to the east. Calgary has a forecast of 10-20 centimeters of heavy, wet snow today. Some forecasters have said the city could get a month's worth of snow in 24 hours.

The Coquihalla is expected to get more snow today and tonight.

Between Hope and Merritt- we're expecting snowfalls of up to 10 centimeters before it changes to rain this afternoon. Much the same between Merritt and Kamloops. More snow expected to fall tonight.

On the Okanagan Connector, snowfall amounts could be even heavier tonight than during the day.

Drive B.C. says this morning there's heavy rain between Hope and Merritt with some slushy and slippery sections. 

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