January 05, 2015 - 9:06 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Heavy snowfall is limiting visibility on several Interior highways leading Drive B.C. to put out a travel advisory for both Highway 5 and Highway 97C.
The Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Kamloops and the Okanagan Connector both have travel advisories as of 8:30 a.m. Drive B.C. asks travellers to consider alternate plans or to allow additional time.
As of 6 a.m. more than 28 centimetres of snow had fallen at the Pennask Summit and 26 cm at Helmer Lake on Highway 5 in the past 24 hours. An additional 10 to 15 cm is expected today.
Other highways are also under heavy snowfall and have compact snow with slippery sections.
A winter storm warning that could bring heavy snowfall and freezing rain remains in effect for most of the Southern Interior today. Highway 1 west of Revelstoke was also closed for a couple of hours Monday morning as crews work at avalanche control.
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