iN TRAFFIC: Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla
Drivers travelling on the Coquihalla Highway this morning can expect 15 to 25 centimetres of snowfall.
Environment Canada issued a warning that remains in effect until late this morning, Feb. 10, and applies to the stretch of highway between Hope and Merritt.
"The heavy snow will ease to flurries this afternoon," the warning says. "Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow."
DriveB.C. is reporting Highway 1 has water pooling in the Sicamous area, slippery sections between Kamloops and Sicamous, and black ice between Spences Bridge and Chache Creek; Highway 3 has compact snow from Princeton to Hedley and slippery sections from Hedley to Keremeos; Highway 6EW has limited visibility due to fog from Vernon to Cherryville; Highway 97A has water pooling between Davidson Drive and the end of the highway; and Highway 97C has compact snow between the Pennask Summit and Trepanier Road.
Charles Andrews commutes from Armstrong to Sicamous via Highway 97A. He reported that the road was wet with slippery sections the entire way.
"There was fog between Armstrong and Enderby," Andrews said about this morning's drive. "The fog lifted between Enderby and Grindrod. From Grindrod to Sicmous patches of light fog."
Looking at weather, Kamloops will get a high of 6 Celsius and low of 2 C. Vernon and Kelowna will warm from 0 to 4 C and then drop to 2 C by the end of the day. And in Penticton expected to get a high of 6 C and low of 3 C.
At the ski hills, Big White Mountain Resort is reporting 3 centimetres of new snow and 21 cm over the past week. There’s 2 cm of new snow at Sun Peaks Ski Resort and 29 cm over the past week. The last significant snowfall at SilverStar Mountain Resort was 4 cm on Jan. 31 and today there is a fresh snow depth of 8 cm. And Apex Mountain Resort is reporting 1 cm of new snow and 10 cm over the past week.
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