Snow Forecast for Southern Inland Mountain Passes Thursday & Friday – BC News

More mountain snow in May

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

Special weather reports 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 may be possible over southern inland mountain passes Thursday and Friday as a low pressure trough moves across southern BC Thursday night. The amount that could fall is uncertain, so drivers are advised to keep up to date with the latest forecasts and check highway conditions through DriveBC.

Snow levels drop to 1,000 meters or less on Thursday night.

Snow fell on many of the same routes this past weekend, including parts of the Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector.

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

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