Coquihalla Highway at Helmer Road
Coquihalla Highway at Helmer Road Image Credit: Drive BC

First big snow of the season hits Kamloops, closes Coquihalla

By James Peters
October 13, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: October 13, 2017 - 11:24am

KAMLOOPS — The first major snow of the season fell on the Kamloops area Friday morning.

While flakes were melting as they hit the ground early in the morning, they began to accumulate at higher elevations as the morning wore on.

Snowshed hill- 6:30 AM

Winter conditions starting to show up on area highways

By Doug Collins
October 13, 2017 - 6:43am Updated: October 13, 2017 - 7:54am

KAMLOOPS — UPDATE — If you're heading out of town, be advised it's snowing pretty heavily in the upper levles.

Callers travelling the Coquihalla this morning say it's been a bit of a nightmare so far as cars try to navigate one of the first serious snowfalls of the winter.