Snowfall creates slippery road conditions

By Tanya Cronin
November 21, 2015 - 5:31pm Updated: November 24, 2015 - 11:29am

The overnight snowfall, combined with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, turned some Kamloops streets into skating rinks this morning.

The snow started falling around 4am, and as compact snow turned to ice, conditions became slippery and drivers were forced to take it slow on many major routes during the morning commute. Snow clearing crews are now staffed 24-hours a day, and are working to ensure main streets are kept clear. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for most of the Southern Interior.

Temperatures are expected to drop significantly by week's end, with overnight lows dipping to minus 15. The mountain passes will see another 10 to 20 cm's of snow fall before tomorrow, with Hope to Merritt getting hit the hardest. Forecasters say conditions are pointing to an El Nino winter.

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