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Freezing rain alert for B.C. Southern Interior highways

On the Trans-Canada, drivers could expect between 5 and 10 cm of snow
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Environment Canada is warning the Interior of B.C. of freezing rain.

Four highway alerts were issued Tuesday afternoon.

A low-pressure system will move onto the B.C. coast on Thursday (Nov. 2) bringing freezing rain over the Southwest Interior of B.C., particularly over higher elevations and highway passes. This system could bring snow to most of the Central Interior.

Alerts are being issued for the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector, Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allision Pass and the Trans-Canada from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

On the Trans-Canada, drivers could expect between 5 and 10 cm of snow.

Environment Canada warns that freezing rain can cause slippery and icy surface conditions as well as possible power outages.

Road conditions are available at drivebc.ca.

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Jen Zielinski

About the Author: Jen Zielinski

I graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. I also hold a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University. I was also a reporter for Castanet and CBC. I am a volunteer with Okanagan Humane Society.
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