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Slippery commute

UPDATE 8:38 a.m.

Snow is accumulating in some parts of the Valley Friday morning.

Emergency crews have been busy dealing with minor collisions and vehicles in the ditch.

This black compact vehicle left the road on Highway 97, southbound, north of the Kelowna International Airport. You can see RCMP are on scene.

So far no serious collisions have been reported but tow truck companies will likely be busy.


ORIGINAL 6:33 a.m.

Environment Canada was right.

It's snowing in the Okanagan.

As of 6 a.m. Friday morning trace amounts of snow have been falling and accumulating in some parts of the Valley.

This photo taken in Vernon shows snow building up, on a vehicle.

Temperatures are slightly cooler in the north, with Vernon sitting at minus 1 as of 6 a.m. Friday morning and as much 4 cm of snow could fall today.

In Kelowna wet snow is falling and accumulating on roadways sure to make the morning commute slipperier than usual.

Environment Canada is calling for wet snow beginning this morning and ending this afternoon, with as much as 2 cm and a high of plus 2.

Down south in Penticton, things are slightly warmer at plus 3 more wet snow in the forecast for Friday shifting to rain in the afternoon.

Be sure to check Castanet Traffic cameras for the latest driving conditions in the valley.



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