The Highway 97C Connector between Merritt and Kelowna saw its first bit of the white stuff on the morning of Sept. 15.

Snow began to fall around the Pennask Summit, around 95-kilometres east of Merritt and 75-kilometres west of Kelowna, around 7:30a.m. Though visibility was lower than normal while the snow fell at a steady pace for the next 60-90 minutes, sunshine had melted most of the snow on the ground by 10a.m., however light snowfall has remained throughout short periods of the afternoon.

Drivers are reminded that winter tires or chains are required to drive most routes throughout British Columbia as of Oct. 1, including the Connector and Hwy. 5 Coquihalla. The mandate is in place until March 31.