Nasty weather continues to hit southeastern B.C.

By Doug Collins/The Canadian Press
November 16, 2017 - 6:53am

KAMLOOPS —      Drivers in southeastern B-C are urged to take care today as snowfall warnings remain posted -- especially for mountain passes -- through that region.

    Environment Canada says as much as 30 centimetres of snow has already blanketed the Paulson summit to Kootenay Pass and another five centimetres of snow is expected before the end of the day.

    Slippery conditions are blamed after a transport truck spun out on the route, closing Highway 3 overnight, but traffic was moving again by around 6 a.m..

    The weather office says 35.3-millimetres of snow also fell in Whistler yesterday and continues to come down -- while Whistler Mountain prepares to open one week early tomorrow, in part because 86 centimetres of snow coated the mountaintop in the last 24 hours.

Some snow is forecast for the Coquihalla over the next 24 hours, but the amounts will be much more reasonable than the Kootenays.  2-4 centimeters is expected between Merritt and Hope today, another 5 centimeters possible tonight.

(The Canadian Press)

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