Central Okanagan News
Road and Weather Report
A special weather statement has been issued for the Okanagan Connector this morning as heavy snowfall is expected again tonight.
The snowfall will be caused by an intense Pacific frontal system moving into the BC Interior that will bring heavy snow over the southern highway passes.
Environment Canada is forecasting between 20-30 centimetres of snow near the Coquihalla summit and Kootenay Pass tonight, and it will continue through Saturday. Snow falling over the Coquihalla summit and Allison Pass will likely change to rain overnight and return to snow on Saturday morning as snow levels are forecast to rise to near 1400.
They also expect a further 20 centimetres to fall on Saturday in those areas.
Current conditions on DriveBC show compact snow and slippery sections on both the Connector and the Coquihalla.
Highway 1 is closed in both directions near Revelstoke due to a high avalanche hazard. The closure affects a 30 kilometres stretch of road between Craigellachie and Revelstoke.
There is no detour available and avalanche control is expected to be conducted between 8-10 a.m.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Central Okanagan articles
- Bobbitt hearing adjournedPenticton / S. Okanagan - 7:08 pm
- Development builds protestKelowna - 4:52 pm
- Election foul: Signs removedMunicipal Elections 2014 - 4:36 pm
- KGH ready for EbolaKelowna - 1:27 pm
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna Central Okanagan
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library