iN TRAFFIC: Slippery roads and a chance of flurries
Travellers can expect more snowy highways in the Interior today.
Highway 1 has a few issues – water is pooling between Sicamous and Revelstoke, one westbound lane closed due to a vehicle incident between Pat Road and Holman Road in Kamloops, and it is slushy with compact snow from Kamloops to Yoho National Park, according to DriveB.C. Highway3A has slippery sections between Keremeos and Kaleden; Highway 6 EW is slushy with slippery sections from Vernon to Coldstream; Highway 97 is slippery between Osoyoos and Summerland; Highway 97A is slushy with slippery sections throughout; Highway 97B is slushy with slippery sections between the start of the highway and Salmon Arm; and Westside Road is slushy with slippery sections.
Looking at the weather, Kamloops starts off the day at 1 Celsius and will gradually drop to - 1 C by tonight, with rain showers or wet flurries expected this morning, according to Environment Canada. Vernon and Kelowna will both go from -2 C this morning up to 0 by mid-afternoon before dipping back down -2 C tonight, and there is a chance flurries throughout the day. Penticton’s temperature will drop slightly throughout the day from 2 C to 1 C wth a chance of showers or wet flurries this morning.
The ski hills have some good news to share today – Big White Ski Resort is reporting 8 centimetres of new snow and 23 cm over then past week. Sun Peaks Ski Resort got 8 cm since yesterday and 31 cm since last week. SilverStar Mountain Resort is reporting 3 inches of new snow yesterday with 4 more inches in the forecast today. And Apex Mountain Resort there has been 6 cm of snow in the past two days and 19 cm in the past week.
—Story updated at 8:50 a.m. Dec. 11 with information about the lane closure on Highway 1.
—Story updated at 12:20 a.m. Dec. 11 with new information about water pooling on Highway 1.
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