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Coquihalla connector travel warning issued after heavy snow

Conditions 25 km east of Highway 5A/97C Jct, looking east just before 7 this morning.
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April 11, 2019 - 6:56 AM

KELOWNA - Police have warned drivers about heavy snow on the Coquihalla connector that had traffic 'bumper to bumper' including several vehicle incidents last night.

Weather conditions on Highway 97C, connecting the Okanagan to the Coquihalla highway, caused a semi to jackknife blocking westbound lanes near the Pennask Summit around 9:30 p.m. Police put out a travel warning around midnight advising drivers consider alternate routes. Other tractor-trailer units were impacted and Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Jesse O'Donaghey said westbound traffic was 'bumber to bumper and slow moving.'

This morning, Drive B.C. road conditions show it's still not a great route with a hazard warning and slushy and slippery sections. 

Check the latest on the road report before you head out this morning. 

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