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June snowfall on the Okanagan Connector

Highway Cam footage shows snow falling on Highway 97C near the Pennask Summit at 7:30 Sunday morning.
Highway Cam footage shows snow falling on Highway 97C near the Pennask Summit at 7:30 Sunday morning. DriveBC

We are less than a week away from the first official day of summer, but that didn’t stop snow from falling on Highway 97C Sunday morning.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the highway between Merritt and Kelowna warning that 2 to 5 cm of snow could fall Sunday morning.

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Meteorologist Colin Tam said having snow on the Okanagan Connector at this time of year is not an annual occurrence but isn’t unheard of.

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Tam is predicting the snow will taper out late Sunday afternoon.

Mid-morning highway cam footage showed snow at higher elevations including the Pennask Summit.