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And the snow keeps falling

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Massive Storm Hits The BC Interior
Monday, January 5th, 2015 | 12:33pm PST

Much of Kamloops has shut down today because of the unprecedented snowfall over the past 24 to 36 hours. Environment Canada says the record one-day snowfall in Kamloops is 34 centimetres – on a January day 53 years ago. As of mid-morning – Kamloops Airport had already measured 31 centimetres – and it hasn’t let up since then. Flights have been cancelled and delayed – and classes are off at all Kamloops schools. Superintendent Karl deBruijn says School District 73 will soon make a determination whether classes will be a go for tomorrow. On the roads – there is snow everywhere – but as of this hour – the only closure is on the the Coquihalla Highway near Hope – due to a tree down over the travel lanes. Many people who stayed home from work today will have spent much of the day shovelling out. City of Kamloops Public Works and Utilities Director Jen Fretz says the city prefers people throw all of that white stuff onto their own properties. Fretz says plowing crews are working as hard as they can – but it may be a matter of days before they can get to the smaller side streets. Environment Canada forecaster Lisa Coldwells says after the snow starts falling tonight – there is another weather phenomenon to worry about. Coldwells says the temperatures will warm up overnight and that snow may turn to freezing rain

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