May 28, 2014 - 9:19 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Winter has returned to the Coquihalla Highway and the rest of the region can expect heavy rain today.
Drive B.C. is reporting slushy sections from the Great Bear Snowshed to the Coquihalla Lakes exit, water pooling north of that section and fog in the section of the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Kamloops.
As much as 25 mm of rain is forecast throughout the region today as a system moves through the Southern Interior. For the most part 10-20 mm is expected by late evening but thunderstorms could bring rainfall reaching or exceeding 25 mm in some areas.
Environment Canada also warns the rainfall could exacerbate the flood situation in some parts of the region. An evacuation alert and a flood warning has been issued for an area north of Clearwater where the river is sitting at a one in 20 year level and a high streamflow advisory has been issued for the North Thompson at McLure.
Heading east on Highway 1 mudslides are still causing delays in the Glacier National Park.
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