UPDATE: Heavy snowfall warning ended for Coquihalla Highway
There were 24 cm of fresh snow recorded on the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt by 6 a.m. today, Jan. 24.
That triggered an Environment Canada snowfall warning, which has since been ended by DriveBC. Another 10 to 15 cm of snow was expected before it tapered off today.
The B.C. Travellers Forecast says the snowfall levels are near the valley bottoms and there will be gusty winds.
Flurries with about 5 cm of snow are forecast today on the Coquihalla Highway from Merritt to Kamloops and on the Okanagan Connector, easing off late this evening.
Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton can expect 5-10 cam of snow today.
DriveBC warns of slippery sections on Highway 1 from 15 km east of Chase to 8 km west of Sicamous.
Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, on Highway 1, is expected to only have light snow ending late this morning then cloudy with a 40% chance of flurries.
Kamloops residents can expect a high of 2 Celsius with a 60% chance of flurries or rain showers today and winds up to 15 km/h.
Penticton could warm up to 4 C with a 30% chance of flurries late this morning and 30% chance of rain showers this afternoon and winds up to 20 km/h this morning.
Sun Peaks Ski Resort had no new snow in the last 24 hours leaving the hill with an alpine base of 152 cm. It’s -5 C.
Silver Star Mountain Resort is -5 C, with no new snow in the last 24 hours and an alpine base of 176 cm.
Big White Ski Resort had 1 cm of new snow in the last 24 hours, is -5 C and has an alpine base of 187 cm.
Apex Mountain Resort had no new snow in the last 24 hours but has an alpine base of 168 cm and is -5 C.
— This story was updated at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, to say the snowfall warning on the Coquihalla Highway had been ended.
To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.
We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.