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UPDATE: Winter storm warning issued

“Hazardous winter conditions are expected,” says Environment Canada.

UPDATE: FEB. 8

Yesterday’s snowfall weather statement has been upgraded to a snowfall warning by Environment Canada.

Meteorologists warn that the Shuswap, Salmon Arm, Vernon, the North Okanagan and the highway mountain passes will be hit with a long period of snowfall and stormy winter conditions.

Environment Canada says 15 to 25 centimetres is expected in those northern areas.

“An intense Pacific warm front will spread snow to the southern interior late today. The snow is forecast to become heavy at times tonight through Thursday,” explains Environment Canada.

While a specific snowfall warning is in place for the North Okanagan, Shuswap and North Thompson regions, a more serious winter storm warning is in effect for the highways.

The warning includes the Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, the Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt and Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass.

“Hazardous winter conditions are expected,” says Environment Canada.

“An intense Pacific warm front will bring heavy snow to the routes tonight and Thursday where 24-hour total snowfall amounts of 50 to 70 cm are expected.”

Motorists are being warned to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

For more information on driving in winter conditions, click here.

For up to date details on highway conditions and road closures check DriveBC.

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Snowfall warning

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ORIGINAL: FEB. 7

Don’t let today’s sunshine fool you, we’re about to get hit with a bunch more snow.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall weather statement for the Vernon, North Okanagan and Shuswap regions.

Meteorologists warn that a warm front combined with Arctic air will bring the next significant round of snow beginning Wednesday evening and continuing into Thursday.

“Snowfall accumulations of 10 centimetres are expected Wednesday night with potential for an additional 10 cm on Thursday for the northern Okanagan, Shuswap and North Thompson regions,” reports Environment Canada.

For more information on driving in winter conditions, click here.

For up to date details on highway conditions and road closures check DriveBC.

You can also monitor Environment Canada for alerts, warnings and updated forecasts.

Send your best news tips, photos and video by hovering over the Home tab and clicking Contact Us.

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