Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

Snow falls over the interior

While temperatures in some parts of the interior hit the low 20s last week, residents are waking up to a winter wonderland Saturday morning.

Several inches of snow have fallen over the Okanagan Valley bottom overnight, and the snow is expected to continue to fall until 6 p.m.

The snow has hit the entire region, from Penticton up through Kamloops.

Temperatures are expected to hover around freezing during the day and the sun is expected to return on Sunday.

A snowfall warning continues to apply to inland mountain highways, including Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton and east to Kootenay Pass, where up to 15 cm is expected. The same accumulation is expected on the closed Coquihalla Highway, where crews work around the clock to repair the massive damage from last month’s storm.

The Okanagan Connector is currently covered with snow, with up to 10 cm expected throughout the day.

Meanwhile, the local ski slopes are also getting some much-needed snowfall, with four new cm falling at Big White and two cm at SilverStar and Revelstoke.

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