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WEATHER ALERT WINTER COLD

We are expecting a weather system to come in Monday night, December 2, 2019 into Tuesday morning, December 3. The system will be focussed in the Southwest portion of the Service Area. Snow will continue throughout the night into Tuesday morning, and continue throughout the day. Temperatures may rise tomorrow so the snow may turnover into rain.  Heaviest precipitation amounts will be late Monday night after midnight.  

  • Highway 5 North from Merritt to Lac Le Jeune – Snow will begin this afternoon/evening and taper off after midnight. Anticipated accumulations of 1-4cm throughout the night.
  • Highway 97C – Okanagan Connector – Snow will begin this afternoon/evening and taper off after midnight. Anticipated accumulations of up to 4-8cm near the Summit.
  • Highway 5 South Merritt to the Snow Shed Hill – Snow will continue to fall this afternoon/evening and continue through the night with accumulations of up to 5-10cm. Additional accumulations possible tomorrow morning.

Precipitation will be heaviest in the southwest portion of the area throughout the night. Plow trucks will be out removing snow and restoring traction as well as putting out chemicals to help prevent icy conditions. When flashing lights are on, our trucks are in “Winter Work Mode” and require extra room to perform their necessary duties. Remember to never pass a plow truck on the right and road conditions in front of the plow truck will be worse than behind it.

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