iN TRAFFIC: Fog advisory for the Coquihalla and Interior has been lifted
Fog advisories have been lifted in the Interior this morning, Dec. 29.
They were in effect to the Coquihalla from Merritt to Kamloops as well as the Thompson, Shuswap and Boundary regions, and posted to Environment Canada's alert page.
DriveB.C. is reporting Highway 1 has black ice between Spences Bridge and Cache Creek and slippery sections from Cache Creek to Kamloops; Highway 3 is slushy between Hedley and Princeton and there is black ice between Osoyoos and Keremeos; Highway 5 has slippery sections from Kamloops to Barriere; Highway 8 has compact snow throughout; Highway 97 has black ice between Osoyoos and Kaleden; Highway 97B has slippery sections and water pooling throughout; and Highway 97C has black ice from Highland Valley Copper Mine to the end of the highway.
Charles Andres is a commuter who takes Highway 97A from Armstrong to Sicamous, and he reports conditions were OK this morning.
"The road was mostly bare and wet but plenty of slippery sections for those who like to go slipping and a sliding," Andrews said. "Patches of fog along the way. Thickest fog between Grindrod and Mara. Lots of sand in the corners but still slippery. Give yourself extra time to get to where you need to be and all will be good."
Looking at weather, Kamloops will be getting a high of 0 degrees Celsius and low of -2 C with a chance of flurries this afternoon; Vernon and Kelowna will hover between -3 C and 0 and can expect snow later in the afternoon; and Penticton will get a low of -2 C and high of 2 C with flurries or rain in the afternoon.
At the ski hills, Big White Mountain Resort is reporting 5 cm of new snow and 45 cm over the past week. There has been 27 cm at Sun Peaks Ski Resort over the two days and 40 cm in the past week; SilverStar Mountain Resort got 5 cm yesterday, Dec. 20 and is expecting another 15 cm today; and Apex Mountain Resort is reporting 12 cm of snow in the past 48 hours and 37 cm since last week.
—Story updated at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 29 after the fog advisory was lifted, and with new information about highway conditions.
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