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UPDATE: Snow to ease up on the Connector this afternoon

(UPDATE: 11:20 a.m.) - The snowfall that has made it look like December on the Connector Highway (Hwy 97C) today is expected to ease up later this afternoon.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding both the Connector and the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5).

It calls for continued rain at the Coquihalla summit and snow, which we've seen, at the Connector summit due to an an "unstable airmass gives way to bands of heavy precipitation."

Freezing levels will gradually rise this afternoon, however, which will eliminate the risk of further snowfall on the Connector.

Conditions on the road already look like they've significantly improved compared to what drivers were dealing with earlier this morning.

(Original story: 7 a.m.) - If you had plans on driving the Connector (Hwy 97C) this morning, you might want to reconsider.

The inclement weather that has moved into the region overnight has brought some winter-like conditions to the mountain pass.

Webcam images show the road covered in snow, making it a tough commute for most drivers who are now sporting summer tires.

There haven’t been any accidents reported by DriveBC thus far.

<who>Photo Credit: DriveBC

Other highways around the B.C. Interior like the Coquihalla (Hwy 5), the Trans-Canada (Hwy 1) and Hwy 5 may be a little slick, but haven’t seen snow like the Connector has.

If you’re travelling through the mountains today, please be careful and drive to the conditions!

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