Record snowfall in Kamloops leads to plenty of accidents

On Wednesday, Feb, 5, Environment Canada measured 13.8 centimetres of snow falling at the airport, which is a new record for that date, eclipsing the 10.7 centimetres of snow that fell on Feb. 5, 1959

Traffic along Highway 1 in Dallas was down to one lane eastbound on Thursday morning following an accident.

It appeared two vehicles collided, with an SUV landing upright in a ditch and a car parked sideways on the highway with visible front-end damage. The extent of injuries sustained is unknown.

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The crash was one of many in the past two days as a record amount of snow fell on Kamloops.

On Wednesday, Feb, 5, Environment Canada measured 13.8 centimetres of snow falling at the airport, which is a new record for that date, eclipsing the 10.7 centimetres of snow that fell on Feb. 5, 1959. Snowfall amounts were and remain significantly higher in the higher elevations of Kamloops, including Juniper Ridge, Aberdeen and Pineview Valley.

The forecast is calling for light snow to continue through Friday, followed by sunshine and highs above freezing to start the week.

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