Friday 10 December 2021:
There's a Special Weather Statement for much of southern BC.
Environment Canada is predicting high winds gusting to 90 km/h, heavy snowfall and strong crosswinds and low visibility for drivers on some BC highways.
Strong crosswinds are expected from 100 mile to the Okanagan Valley along highway 97, the Coquihalla from Merritt to Kamloops and along the Okanagan connector to Kelowna until late Saturday.
High mountain passes may be the hardest hit, experiencing blowing snow and whiteout conditions.
High winds are also predicted for the South Okanagan and Penticton.
There's a Snowfall warning in effect for Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton. Higher areas like Allison pass will see an accumulation of 20 to 30 cm of snow by Saturday evening. Winds gusting to 70 km/h and whiteouts are expected.
Travellers are encouraged to postpone travel until conditions improve.
Strong winds may damage roof shingles windows, break tree branches or turn loose objects into dangerous projectiles.