Snowfall warnings gone- for now

By Doug Collins
December 14, 2015 - 6:48am Updated: December 14, 2015 - 12:45pm

KAMLOOPS — The snowfall warnings are over for now for the Coquihalla Highway and other interior routes, but that doesn't mean driving has suddenly improved.

Lots of compact snow and slippery sections on all interior routes this morning after close to 25 centimeters of snow fell over the weekend in the mountain passes.

Only a few flurries forecast for today.

A little black ice this morning on highway 5A between Kamloops and Merritt.

At the coast, heavy winds and rain knocked down trees and power lines, and thousands of people on Vancouver Island lost power.

High winds forced Grouse Mountain to shut down its gondola.

That meant 400 people were stranded overnight at the resort.

A number of ferry sailings were also cancelled over the weekend because of the high winds.

The good news is that many ski resorts have enjoyed fresh snow.

Up at Sun Peaks, they've had seven centimeters of fresh snow in the past 24 hours.

Mid-mountain snow depth is 105 centimeters this morning. 

Highway 12 between Lytton and Lillooet now open