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Prepare for winter driving in the Thompson-Okanagan today

Road conditions on the Coquihalla summit around 6:30 a.m., Dec, 30, 2020.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ B.C. Highways cam
December 30, 2020 - 7:18 AM

Motorists using mountain highways out of Kamloops and the Okanagan should be prepared for winter driving conditions this morning.

A Pacific frontal system moving across the southern interior has brought snow to the Coquihalla and Hope-Princeton Highways this morning, as well as to the Thompson - Okanagan.

Drive B.C. is not reporting any incidents on local major highways so far this morning, with slushy and slippery sections and compact snow reported on the Coquihalla and Hope-Princeton. 

Check with Drive BC for updates and changing conditions.

Compact snow, slippery sections, blowing snow and limited visibility is being reported on the Trans-Canada Highway through Rogers Pass.

Vernon and Kelowna could see between 10 to 15 cm before the snow tapers off this afternoon.

The two cities remain under a snowfall warning this morning.

Kamloops could see up to 5 cm while Penticton could see 2 to 4 cm.

It’s windy in the South Okanagan this morning, with wind from the south at 28 km/h, gusting to 53 in Penticton this morning, LIght winds are reported in Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops.

Another 2 to 4 cm of snow is expected tonight for Kamloops and the Okanagan.

Vernon and Kelowna continue under a heavy snowfall warning this morning. Above, road conditions at the Kalamalka Lookout highway cam on HIghway 97 south of Vernon this morning.
Vernon and Kelowna continue under a heavy snowfall warning this morning. Above, road conditions at the Kalamalka Lookout highway cam on HIghway 97 south of Vernon this morning.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ B.C. Highways cam

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