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Snowfall warning issued for the Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector.

Environment Canada's Cindy Yu says a cold low moving into the region will bring the snow level down to 1000m, despite summer being right around the corner.

"This type of weather pattern actually isn't that unusual. When we're getting into the spring transitioning to snow timeframe, we tend to get these cold lows. It's a battle between the Pacific high pressure, and the dying out lows we experience through the winter."

Snowfall totals remain uncertain as warmer road surface temperatures will allow some of the snow to melt but as much as 10 cm of snow is possible at the highest elevations by tomorrow afternoon.

For the latest on the road conditions, go to www.drivebc.ca.

Flooding on the Upper Nicola Band Reserve stabilized, but much of Quilchena is still flooded, with there being nowhere for the water to go.

Chief Harvey McLeod confirms all evacuation orders and alerts for band members remain in effect this morning.

He says yesterday and today volunteers are working to prevent the backflow from Nicola Lake.

"We are monitoring all the in-flows, and all of the indications is that water levels are coming down when entering the Nicola River, but it has no place to go right now with Nicola Lake still at capacity."

12 homes on the Quilchena Reserve remain under an 'Evacuation Order', and 46 homes remain on 'Evacuation Alert.'

Meanwhile, McLeod says the Upper Nicola Band has cancelled its Band General Meeting Thursday because of the flooding.


As of Friday at noon, the BC Wildfire Service is restricting the size of fires within the Merritt Fire Zone.

Kamloops Fire Centre Information Officer Max Birkner says Category 2 and 3 fires will no longer be allowed.

"A Category 2 fire is one to two burring piles that are no larger than two-metres high or three-metres wide, or stubble or grass burning in a area that is less than two-hectares in size. And, a Category 3 fire is an fire larger than two-metres wide, or three-metres wide, or stubble or grass burning in an area greater than three-hectares."

The restrictions will remain in effect until Oct 15, 2017, or until further notice.

So far, there has been a single fire this year in the Merritt Fire Zone, which burnt just a single hectare.


No time frame yet when boil water advisory will be lifted for residents in Lower Nicola.

Carla Bacon from the Lower Nicola Waterworks System says there are a lot of factors that go into lifting the advisory.

"Until we know what is going to happen with the weather, the boil water advisory will remain in place."

The boil water advisory, due to a bacteriological positive water sample, was put in place last Thursday for the Lower Nicola Waterworks 320 customers.

Those affected are told to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least a minute before drinking, making ice cubes, cooking, washing food, washing hands or brushing teeth.

Seepage keeping half the Merritt Golf and Country Club closed.

After closing due to flooding on Friday, head professional Sydney Van Rensburg says they are opening holes one through four today, but keeping the south end of the course closed.

"We actually have more seepage today, than we did on either Saturday or Sunday."

Van Rensburg says it will be at least a couple more days before the entire course can open.

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