Wet is snow making for slippery driving conditions in Penticton Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Wet is snow making for slippery driving conditions in Penticton Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Rain and wet snow causing slushy, slippery roads in Penticton

Wet snow has been falling since the afternoon

Wet snow is causing slippery driving conditions.

Wet snow has been falling in the South Okanagan since about 2 p.m., causing slippery driving conditions on Highway 97 and upper level roads.

READ MORE: Pedestrian struck at Skaha Lake Road intersection

It’s mostly slushy conditions along the highway with full snowy roads up Carmi and Columbia. The new barriers put up on the highway will prove important today.

The snow is supposed to taper off into the evening. The forecast for this week in Penticton is a mixed bag of snow, rain and clouds, according to Environment Canada.

Environment Canada is forecasting rain and snow for most of the week in Penticton. (Environment Canada photo)

READ MORE: Special weather statement in effect for Coquihalla, Highway 3



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