iN TRAFFIC: Some Interior roads highways are slippery, snowy and foggy today
Motorists may notice compact snow and patches of fog on some Interior highways today, Dec. 7.
Highway 1 is slushy with slippery sections between Kamloops and Chase, according to DriveB.C. Highway 3 has compact snow from Hedley to Keremeos; compact snow can also be found on Highway 3A between Keremeos and Green Mountain Road; Highway 6 EW has slippery sections between Vernon and Coldstream; Highway 97 has slippery sections and fog patches between Vernon and Coldstream; Highway 97A has slippery sections between Enderby and Sicamous; Highway 97B has slippery sections and fog patches throughout; the Okanagan Connecter has compact snow from West Kelowna to the Pennack Summit; and Westside Road has slippery sections and fog patches.
Charles Andrews commuted from Armstrong to Sicamous via Highway 97A this morning, and reported the roads from Armstrong to Mara Food Liner were mostly bare.
“I could see the centre line,” Andrews said. “From there to Mara Lake was a mix of compact snow, bare sections with lots of sand. Along Mara Lake was more of the same but increasing amount. At Swansea Point it started to snow.”
For weather, Kamloops is going to start the day at -8 Celsius, warm to -7 C, and then go back down to -8 C, according to Environment Canada. In Vernon and Kelowna, the day is starting out at -7 C and there is a chance of flurries this morning, it will warm to -4 C by the afternoon and drop down to -8 tonight. Penticton’s day starts at -5 C and will warm slightly to -4 C.
For skiers and boarders, Big White Ski Resort is reporting no new snow in the past 24 hours and 38 centimetres over the past week. At Sun Peaks Ski Resort there was 4 cm of new snow in the past 24 hours and 7 cm in the past week, and a chance of a flurries is in today’s forecast. Apex Mountain Resort is reporting no new snow in the past day and 30 cm in the past week. Silver Star Mountain Resort has 3 cm of new snow since yesterday and 10 cm in the past week.
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