October 8, 2018 6:19 pm
Updated: October 8, 2018 10:12 pm

15 cm of snow possible for Okanagan Connector: Environment Canada

A vehicle went off the road near the Pennask Summit on Monday afternoon just after 3 p.m.

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UPDATE: The forecast has been updated to downgrade the snowfall advisory for Highway 97C to 10-15 cm of snow overnight into Tuesday. The story has been changed to reflect the new forecast.

Environment Canada is warning the Pennask Summit on the Okanagan Connector might see 15 cm of snow by Tuesday morning.

A low pressure system is expected to move across the southwest Interior on Monday, and snow is forecast to start accumulating at the summit in the afternoon.

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According to Environment Canada, snow should start off fairly lightly, but as the trailing cold front moves through at night, it will intensify.

A vehicle went of the road near the summit just after 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon while it was snowing.

A woman and her dog were able to walk away from the crash uninjured. Police said the vehicle’s tires may not have been winter rated or had enough tread.

One man walked away from another rollover crash that happened around 5 p.m. Monday near the Penask Summit.

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The snow is expected to taper off by Tuesday morning.

Current road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

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