Dangerous winter road conditions have prompted the Kamloops Food Bank Society to close its doors for the day.

The facility at 171 Wilson Street on the North Shore is typically open to serve and support families from Monday through Saturday.

“The food bank will be closed today as the safety of our staff, volunteers and clients is priority and the RCMP are asking people to stay off the roads if possible as road conditions are treacherous,” a spokesperson for the society said in a written statement to iNFOnews.

“That is all there is to report at this time.”

This morning, Nov. 7, the City of Kamloops posted a warning on social media.

“With continuous snowfall, our crews have been working 24 hours a day, focused mostly on arterial and collector roads. That means local roads have not yet been addressed in this snow event.

“Low temperatures and high winds are creating significant snow drifts and blowing sand off the roads. If you do not have winter tires, consider staying home today.”

Kamloops School District school busses were parked today due to the unsafe road conditions.

A snowfall warning issued for Kamloops and the Okanagan yesterday, Nov. 6, continues through this afternoon with another 5 cm of snow possible and 10 cm in some of the mountain passes.

As the system moves, winds are expected to gust up to 60 km/h in Kamloops, 50 km/h in parts of the Okanagan. That brings a wind chill of -17 Celsius in Kamloops this afternoon and -10 C in the Okanagan.

READ MORE: Snowfall warning continues, cold to follow in Kamloops, Okanagan

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