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Light snow falls on B.C. highway July 2

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Time-lapse showing snow falling on B.C. highway in July – Jul 2, 2018

A heads up to drivers travelling the interior Monday after some Canada Day celebrations — some of the highways are wet and slippery.

Snow has fallen on the Okanagan Connector, Highway 97C, and the conditions are slushy.

Drivers are urged to take precautions when travelling on the highways.

The Coquihalla Highway is wet, but did not receive any snow overnight.

Global BC weather specialist Kasia Bodurka says while light snow at this time of the year is not completely out of the ordinary, it does happen, just not very often.

The Okanagan Connector is higher than the Coquihalla Summit, which is why the Coquihalla only saw rain and not snow.

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However, Big White, near Kelowna, did receive a dusting of snow as well.

As a result, the Bullet Chair is closed Monday and the biking and hiking trails will remain closed until further notice as the accumulated amounts of snow in the alpine have resulted in poor conditions.

 

There are no public alerts in place from Environment Canada at this time in B.C.

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Montrealers brave the heat to take in Canada Day Parade – Jul 1, 2018

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Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, residents of southern Ontario and Quebec are dealing with a heatwave.

On July 1, temperatures rose to 33 degrees celsius, and with humidity factored in, it felt more like 44.

The heat wave in Montreal has prompted Urgences-Santé to respond to more calls than usual this weekend.

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“Yesterday, we responded to 1,200 calls — 200 more than normal,” Benoit Garneau, operations chief, told Global News.

“Thirty of these calls were directly related to the heat wave. Probably more were indirectly related.”

Garneau said many of the calls were from people showing signs of heat stroke, including symptoms like dizziness, fainting and exhaustion.

-With files from Rachel Lau

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