Winter continues on B.C. Interior highways

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Highway 1 and 3

Winter isn’t done with us yet.

Environment Canada is issuing a snowfall warning for the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and for Highway 3 at Paulson Summit.

Up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall overnight and into Saturday, due to a frontal system approaching the region.

Snow will turn to rain later Saturday morning. The B.C. Government has also extended it’s winter tire regulations to April 30 in order to make roadways safer following an intense winter.

RELATED: Brutal winter spurs province to boost highway safety measures

While the white stuff isn’t expected in either the Okanagan or Shuswap valley, residents in both regions can anticipate rain on Friday.

For the Shuswap, expect winds to pick up to 50 km/hr in the afternoon with temperatures about 10 C.

On Saturday, Environment Canada is forecasting a 40 per cent chance of showers with a high of 12 — clearing on Sunday and a high of 11 C.

For the North, Central and South Okanagan, anticipate rain overnight on Friday which will clear by Saturday morning; however, showers are anticipated for Saturday afternoon, while temperatures sit about 11 C.

Sunday, anticipate a 40 per cent chance of showers and a high of 11 C.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Rescued Kelowna skier shares appreciation of COSAR team

A skier was found out of bounds near Big White by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue

Okanagan weather watch: Snow on the way

Flurries have been predicted for most of the Okanagan Valley today

Kelowna Chiefs win KIJHL regular season title

The Chiefs have the best record in the league going into the playoffs

West Kelowna Warriors win final home game of season in OT

The Warriors will play their final game of the season Saturday against Trail

Piles of debris hauled from Summerland rock slide site

Material removed from site would more than fill an Olympic swimming pool

Music Rundown: Who you should be watching play live this week

Fill your calendar this week with these great shows

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Letter: Will Kelowna councillors stick to healthy housing vow?

One Kelowna reader weighs in to the debate

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Most Read