Snowfall warning issued for Kamloops, South Thompson region

Snowfall warning follows freezing rain advisory issued for Coquihalla Highway

A snowfall warning has been issued for Kamloops and the South Thompson region.

Environment Canada issued the warning at 8 p.m., as light snow was falling in Kamloops on Monday evening, the first snowfall of the fall/winter season.

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Environment Canada said rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations, noting visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Between 10 centimetres and 15 centimetres of snow may fall in the higher levels of the Kamloops area overnight Monday and into Tuesday, with smaller accumulations expected at the valley bottom.

The mercury is expected to dip to -1 C overnight, with the temperature rising as the week progresses.

Earlier on Monday, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement, warning of the possibility of freezing rain on the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Hope.

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