Snowfall finished for now, Kamloops-area roads still dicey

By James Peters
November 3, 2017 - 11:31am

KAMLOOPS — There was more chaos on the highways around Kamloops this morning, but no major incidents have been reported.

One of the more notable incidents involved a rollover on the Trans Canada Highway near the Peterson Creek Bridge.

It's unclear whether anyone was injured.

The first blast of winter snow is gone, but Environment Canada says the deep freeze will remain for a little while.

Meteorologist Lisa West says the snow event was highly variable, depending on elevation.

"The airport only reported seven centimetres. However, those amounts are highly variable, depending on where exactly you were in the city and what elevation you were at. For instance, some of the highway stations quite a bit above the valley floor were in the order of 20 to 25 centimetres," said West.

West says the next possibility of snow in Kamloops will only come on Tuesday of next week, highs aren't expected to exceed the freezing mark.

"The short term forecast is looking pretty good. The skies have already, for the most part, cleared out from the system that brought the snow yesterday. There is another low pressure system that's sliding down the coast, however it's going to remain a coastal problem. It's not going to bring too much snow into the Interior."

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