More avalanche control along Highway 1
By Jennifer Stahn
January 28, 2015 - 8:32 AM
RISK REDUCED WITH LOWER TEMPERATURES
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Temperatures will be just above normal the rest of this week but with the cooling temperatures comes the perfect opportunity for crews to perform avalanche control in Glacier National Park.
Highway 1 through Glacier National Park will again be closed for a brief time this afternoon, Jan. 28, as crews work to reduce the risk of an avalanche. The closure is expected to run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Avalanche Canada is reporting a considerable risk of avalanches in the park and in the upper elevations of the South Columbia and Kootenay Boundary ranges. The remaining elevations and all of the North Columbia range are considered a moderate risk and all three ranges are expected to have some low risk elevations by Friday.
In town temperatures will reach between 3 Celsius and 6 C today and tomorrow before dropping closer to seasonal normals of 0 C over the weekend. Vernon can also expect a 40 per cent chance of showers Wednesday evening while Environment Canada is calling for a 40 per cent chance of flurries or rain on Friday in Kamloops. More snow is expected throughout the region by Sunday.
Drive B.C. is reporting slushy and slippery sections as well as fog and debris on Interior highways.
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