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Weather and road report

The new snow that began falling overnight and continued into this morning is making driving treacherous around the Okanagan.

Drive BC is reporting compact snow on Highway 97 south all the way to Penticton and there are slippery sections and limited visibility on the Okanagan Connector towards Merritt.

Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt.

They are expecting significant snowfall over highway passes in the southern interior of the province. Most of those areas will see between 5-10 centimetres before the frontal system weakens by Wednesday evening. However it is possible that as much as 15 cm could pass over the southern sections of Highway 5 and into the Allison Pass.

The slow-moving front has also brought 10 cm of snow to Princeton overnight and another 5-10 cm is expected by this evening.

Highway 3 is still closed between Princeton and Keremeos due to Monday’s rockslide and there is no estimated time of reopening.

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