UPDATE: Snowfall warning lifted

Compact and slippery conditions reported on most major highways in the Okanagan-Shuswap

Residents and road crews are digging out after a major snowfall Sunday night.

Residents and road crews are digging out after a major snowfall Sunday night.



UPDATE:

Environment Canada has lifted all snowfall warnings for the Southern Interior.

UPDATE:

For the second day in a row a snowfall warning is in effect for the Coquihalla.

Environment Canada says an additional 15 centimetres of snow is expected on Highway 5 from Hope to Merritt.

“An onshore flow of moist unstable air is producing heavy snow along the Coquihalla highway from Hope to Merritt,” writes Environment Canada.

“Sections of the highway may receive an additional 10-15 cm of snow this morning before it eases to a few flurries by this afternoon. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

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ORIGINAL:

Take extra time driving after major snowfall hit the Okanagan and Shuswap regions overnight.

On Highway 97, there is compact snow with slippery sections from Kelowna to Falkland, with limited visibility and blowing snow in some areas. There is compact snow and slippery sections from Falkland to Monte Creek.

For Highway 97A, there is compact snow and slippery sections from Vernon to Sicamous and on Highway 97B, there is also compact snow and slippery sections. There may also be limited visibility in some areas.

On Highway 6, there is compact snow and slippery sections from Vernon to the Monashee summit east of Cherryville.

Westside Road has compact snow and slippery sections.

For the Trans-Canada Highway, there is compact snow and slippery sections from Monte Creek to Sorrento, compact snow with slippery sections from Sorrento to Sicamous and compact snow with slippery sections from Sicamous to Craigellachie. Limited visibility may occur in some areas.

In the Central Okanagan, Highway 33 has slippery and compact conditions, while there is compact snow on Highway 97 through Peachland and West Kelowna.

In the South Okanagan,Highway 97 has compact snow and slippery sections from Osoyoos to Summerland and similar conditions from Summerland to Westbank.