Wet, snowy conditions on Highway 97C this morning

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Wet, slushy conditions on Highway 97C – Jul 2, 2018

Plan on travelling from the Okanagan to the Lower Mainland today? Or vice-versa? Be prepared for poor summer driving conditions. And by poor, think late fall or early winter.

Believe it or not, there’s snow on the Connector this morning.

It’s clear sailing on Highway 97C from Kelowna to the Brenda Mine exits, which are approximately 22 kilometres west of the Highway 97 and 97C junction. But a few kilometres later, road conditions are drastically different. At the Elkhart section, DriveBC webcams show snow on the road. In fact, DriveBC has flagged the area on its website as having poor road conditions.

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A photo of road conditions from Peachland to Merritt. Christine Borton Meeks

By Aspen Grove, Highway 97C is back to normal summer driving conditions.

Regarding the Coquihalla, expect wet road conditions. For more, visit DriveBC here.

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The Connector wasn’t the only place in the Southern Interior to receive snow. Big White Ski Resort is reporting that the Bullet Chair is closed this morning due to snow.

Big White says its biking and hiking trails are temporarily closed due to snow. Big White / submitted

The resort says its biking and hiking trails will remain closed until further notice, as the accumulated amounts of snow in the alpine have resulted in poor conditions. Big White also added that it will update the conditions via its social media channels and website.


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