Snow

Highway 1 in Revelstoke is closed until 4 p.m. Dec. 23, as one Vernon motorist trying to make his way home for Christmas discovered. (Ben Boha photo)

No weather warnings for Okanagan, yet, but preparedness urged

Vernon offers tips on staying safe and warm, and shovelling

Highway 1 in Revelstoke is closed until 4 p.m. Dec. 23, as one Vernon motorist trying to make his way home for Christmas discovered. (Ben Boha photo)
Alert for snowy conditions on Highway 97 (Jen Zielinski - Black Press)

Avoid travel on Coquihalla and Highway 3 unless you have flying reindeer

A warning of heavy snowfall has been put into place for major B.C. Highways

Alert for snowy conditions on Highway 97 (Jen Zielinski - Black Press)
Snowy conditions on Highway 97 are affecting driving in the South Okanagan. This photo was taken Dec. 22 between Summerland and Penticton. (Contributed)

Slippery sections on Highway 97 in South Okanagan

Motorists urged to use caution when driving

Snowy conditions on Highway 97 are affecting driving in the South Okanagan. This photo was taken Dec. 22 between Summerland and Penticton. (Contributed)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans Canada Highway, the North Columbia, Shuswap, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake area. (DriveBC)

Environment Canada issues weather warning for Trans Canada Highway

20-40 cm of snow expected over the weekend

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans Canada Highway, the North Columbia, Shuswap, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake area. (DriveBC)
Vernon Search and Rescue members carefully load Michael Wilkinson, injured in a snowmobiling accident on Hunters Range, into their truck to deliver him to ambulance personnel waiting for him in the Ashton Creek parking lot at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kari Wilkinson photo)

Teamwork helps with rescue of injured Salmon Arm sledder from Hunters Range

Vernon Search and Rescue manager praises group for doing everything right

Vernon Search and Rescue members carefully load Michael Wilkinson, injured in a snowmobiling accident on Hunters Range, into their truck to deliver him to ambulance personnel waiting for him in the Ashton Creek parking lot at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Kari Wilkinson photo)
Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, as well as Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt will see intense bands of snow of up to 15 centimetres. Black Press File Photo.

Potential overnight snowfall across B.C. Interior

10 to 15 cm of snow to accumulate on mountain passes by Tuesday morning

Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, as well as Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt will see intense bands of snow of up to 15 centimetres. Black Press File Photo.
(File photo)

Okanagan residents frustrated with AIM Roads over lack of snow removal

Ongoing issues with the contractor have come to a head with heavy snows on Dec. 6

(File photo)
Highway 97C at Elkhart. (DriveBC)

Crash near Pennask Summit on Highway 97C

Road conditions are reportedly snowy and icy

Highway 97C at Elkhart. (DriveBC)
A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Up to 25 cm of snow predicted for central and northern B.C. through to Wednesday

Prince George, Peace River, Stewart, Terrace and Kitimat among areas affected

A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Snowfall and winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of central and northern B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)

Semi-truck takes out light post and blocks Highway 97 intersection in Penticton

The truck slid off the road and took out a light post, according to a witness

A semi-truck went off the road and is blocking traffic at the bottom of West Bench Hill Drive just outside of Penticton. (Danah Phillips - Contributed)
Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)

Westside Road closed after logging truck tips over, vehicles crash

The road is closed at Bear Creek Road and emergency crews are on scene

Snow causes issues on Westside Road. (Mandi Poss/ Facebook)
(Big White Resort) More chairlifts open with new snow

9 cm of fresh powder at Big White Resort

Big White has 23 runs open with a snow base of 104 cm

(Big White Resort) More chairlifts open with new snow
A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)

Heavy snowfall causing horrible driving conditions in South Okanagan

Plows are having a hard time keeping up to the heavy snow

A snow plow heading north on Highway 97 in Kaleden Monday morning. (DriveBC)
Snow forecast for areas of B.C. won’t affect the flood situation, and in fact will lessen effects, says Andrew Giles, of the B.C. River Forecast Centre. Pictured here, work in Washington state. (Black Press file)

Upcoming snowfall won’t affect B.C. flooding situation, say officials

Work to repair roads and infrastructure taking place says B.C. transportation minister

Snow forecast for areas of B.C. won’t affect the flood situation, and in fact will lessen effects, says Andrew Giles, of the B.C. River Forecast Centre. Pictured here, work in Washington state. (Black Press file)
Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke. (DriveBC)

Record snow height set in Rogers Pass

Snow height in pass reached new heights between Nov. 26-30

Hwy 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke. (DriveBC)
Under this pile of snow is Gnorm, a 10 inch tall gnome that the resort has a webcam on 24/7 to indicate how much fresh snow has fallen at the resort. This screenshot was taken at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort closed due to avalanche risk

They received 31 cm of snow in the last 24 hours

Under this pile of snow is Gnorm, a 10 inch tall gnome that the resort has a webcam on 24/7 to indicate how much fresh snow has fallen at the resort. This screenshot was taken at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. (Revelstoke Mountain Resort)
A view of Highway 1 east of Revelstoke at around 8 a.m., Nov. 28. The highway is currently closed until 2 p.m. for avalanche control. (DriveBC)

Highway closed east of Revelstoke

Avalanche control work is ongoing

A view of Highway 1 east of Revelstoke at around 8 a.m., Nov. 28. The highway is currently closed until 2 p.m. for avalanche control. (DriveBC)
Snow hits the ground in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)

Flurries fall on the Okanagan

Expect between 2 and 4 cm of snow on Thursday

Snow hits the ground in Kelowna. (Jen Zielinski/Black Press Media)
Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 cleared north of Vernon

North Okanagan-Shuswap highways plagued by crashes

Highway 97 is closed north of Vernon due to a multi-vehicle crash. (RCMP photo)