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Slippery conditions on Trans-Canada in Shuswap prompts warning from RCMP

Highway 1 east of Sicamous at Cambie/Solsqua Roads, looking west.
Image Credit: DriveBC

RCMP have issued a travel advisory for the Trans-Canada Highway through the Shuswap region this afternoon.

Salmon Arm RCMP said in a media release issued today, Jan. 31, that a number of single vehicle accidents had been reported in roughly 45 minutes this afternoon.

The fresh snow is creating icy conditions on the highways and roads in the region.

Police are asking drivers to slow down and take care.

Highway 97 is closed to all traffic a few kilometres east of Monte Creek following a car crash earlier today.

DriveBC says to expect major delays and watch for traffic control. A detour is available via Barnhartvale Road.

For the latest road conditions go to DriveBC here.

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