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iN PHOTOS: First significant snow of 2020 falls on Okanagan, Kamloops

Halloween decorations covered in snow in West Kelowna, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
October 23, 2020 - 9:19 AM

Southern Interior residents are capturing the snowfall across the region today with their cameras and smartphones.

The first significant snowfall in the valley bottoms in the Okanagan and Kamloops is expected to continue all day and overnight.

"A low pressure system moving southeast across Vancouver Island has spread snow into the southern Interior this morning. The snow will continue all day giving accumulations up to 15 centimetres over elevations just above valley bottom. Accumulations will be 10 cm or less at valley bottom due to temperatures being just above freezing," according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

Snowfall warnings are in effect for the South Thompson and Okanagan Valley with travel advisories on upper elevation highways including the Coquihalla, the Okanagan Connector and Highway 3. The Coquihalla from Merritt to Hope is currently closed due to a multi-vehicle crash.

READ MORE: Multi-vehicle incident closes Coquihalla near Merritt

Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in B.C. from Oct. 1 to March 31. For select highways, including mountain passes and rural routes in high snowfall areas, the date is extended to April 30.

Snow on Rose Hill in Kamloops, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Snow on Rose Hill in Kamloops, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Jayne Wilson

The snow in the BX area of Vernon, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
The snow in the BX area of Vernon, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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Falling snow in Kelowna, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Falling snow in Kelowna, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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The snowy view in Kelowna this morning, Oct. 23.
The snowy view in Kelowna this morning, Oct. 23.

Snow piling up on a deck in Kelowna, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Snow piling up on a deck in Kelowna, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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Fresh snow on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Vernon, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Fresh snow on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Vernon, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Snow in Penticton while the begonias are still in bloom.
Snow in Penticton while the begonias are still in bloom.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Liz Barron

Fresh snow can be seen in a backyard in Kaleden in the South Okanagan, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Fresh snow can be seen in a backyard in Kaleden in the South Okanagan, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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The snow just beginning to fall just after sunrise in Vernon, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
The snow just beginning to fall just after sunrise in Vernon, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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The snowy weather in Summerland.
The snowy weather in Summerland.
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The snow in West Kelowna in the Glenrosa area, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
The snow in West Kelowna in the Glenrosa area, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Tracey Lock

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