Snow forecast for mountain passes in the Southern Interior on Thursday and Friday – BC News

More May mountain snow

For the second time in less than a week, Environment Canada is calling for snowfall on mountain passes in the Southern Interior.

Special weather statements have been issued for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Kamloops, the Okanagan Connector, The Trans-Canada Highway over Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass and Highway 3 at Paulson Summit, Allison Pass and Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada says snow is possible over the Southern Interior mountain passes Thursday and Friday, as a trough of low pressure moves across southern BC Thursday night. The amount that could fall is uncertain so drivers are advised to keep up to date on the latest forecasts and check highway conditions through DriveBC.

Snow levels will lower to 1,000 meters or less Thursday night.

Last weekend, snow fell on many of the same routes, including portions of the Coquihalla and the Okanagan Connector.

While B.C’s snow tire requirement for mountain passes expired at the end of April, drivers should still be prepared for rapid changes in the weather at higher elevations.

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