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UPDATE: Weather, snowfall warnings continue for second straight day

December 28, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Cold and snowy conditions are going to continue to challenge us today as Environment Canada has issued snowfall and weather advisories for most of the Southern Interior of B.C.

Take special care if you have to drive anywhere today because several area highways are also under advisories.

The weatherman has issued snowfall warnings for the Coquihalla from Merritt to Hope, the Okanagan Connector from Kelowna to Merritt, Highway 3 from Princeton to Hope through the Allison Pass and the Trans-Canada Highway from Rogers Pass to Eagle Pass where 25 to 30 cm of snow could accumulate over the course of this weather system.

Snowfall warnings for the North Okanagan including Vernon, the Central Okanagan including Kelowna and the Shuswap including Salmon Arm were ended by Environment Canada at around 12:40 p.m. after some significant snowfall in those areas this morning.

Environment Canada says B.C. is in the grips of a strong and organized frontal system mixing cool norther air with moist pacific air creating lots of snow directly overhead.

Most of the rest of the southern interior is under a special weather statement, including the Coquihalla, the Okanagan connector and Highway 3 Hope-Princeton as well as the South and North Thompson, Similkameen and South Okanagan. 

How are you faring in the winter weather? Send pictures to news@infonews.ca.

— This story was updated at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 with new information from Environment Canada.

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