Jan 8, 2013 / 4:50 pm
Update: A travel advisory has been put into place for Highway 97C. Heavy snowfall is expected from Merritt to the Pennask Summit, accumulations could reach 25 cm to 40 cm. Travellers are advised to exercise caution and consider alternate plans.
Central Okanagan roadways are like skating rinks following the latest blanketing of snow Tuesday afternoon.
Snow began falling about noon amid a warning the area could be blanketed by between 10cm and 20cm of snow. This on top of the snow that fell Monday.
If you don't have to drive, stay home.
Castanet news editor Trevor Rockliffe says Shannon Lake Road near the Kinsmen Ball Fields is like a skating rink.
About two dozen vehicles are either off road or spinning their tires.
Several crashes have also been reported and several more vehicles are off the road.
At least one person was taken to hospital following a crash on Highway 97 near Antlers Beach in Peachland.
There were reports of a head-on collision on Highway 97 and Beach Avenue in Peachland.
Readers are also reporting vehicles are being turned around on Highway 97 between Peachland and Summerland.
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