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Highway 1 – Incident

Highway 1. Vehicle incident between Francois Rd and Des Fosses Rd for 6.7 km (14 to 7 km east of Chase). Single lane alternating traffic. Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 4:42 PM PDT. (DBC-2123)

Highway 97 – Northbound – Incident

Highway 97, northbound. Vehicle incident between Lodge Rd and Oceola Rd for 2.2 km (3 to 5 km north of Kelowna). Until Sun Oct 21. Road closed. Detour in effect. DETOUR WOOD LAKE RD. Next update time Sun Oct 21 at 11:00 AM PDT. Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 10:02 AM PDT. (DBC-2120)

Highway 24 – Road Condition

Highway 24. Fog patches between Eagle Island Rd and Highway 5 for 35.2 km (Little Fort). Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 7:29 AM PDT. (DBC-2119)

Highway 24 – Road Condition

Highway 24. Watch for slippery sections between Eagle Island Rd and Highway 5 for 35.2 km (Little Fort). Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 7:26 AM PDT. (DBC-2118)

Highway 1 – Eastbound – Road Condition

Highway 1, eastbound. Limited visibility with fog between Highway 5 and Highway 97 for 25.8 km (Kamloops). Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 7:23 AM PDT. (DBC-2117)

Highway 97 – Both Directions – Incident

Highway 97, in both directions. Vehicle incident between McDonald Ave and Big Bar Rd for 8.9 km (Clinton). The road is closed. Assessment in progress. Detour not available. Next update time Sun Oct 21 at 8:00 AM PDT. Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 6:39 AM PDT. (DBC-2116)

Highway 5 – Road Condition

Highway 5. Fog patches between Highway 24 and McMurphy Station Rd for 77.0 km (Little Fort to 19 km south of Avola). Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 4:38 AM PDT. (DBC-2115)

Highway 5 – Road Condition

Highway 5. Fog patches between McLure Ferry Rd and Highway 24 for 49.5 km (15 km south of Barriere to Little Fort). Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 4:36 AM PDT. (DBC-2114)

Highway 1 – Road Condition

Highway 1. Fog patches between Highway 97 and Des Fosses Rd for 44.8 km (14 km east of Chase to 6 km east of Kamloops). Last updated Sun Oct 21 at 4:15 AM PDT. (DBC-2113)

Highway 3 – Both Directions – Incident

Vehicle Incident 10 km east of Sparwood. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. Assessment in progress. Expect heavy delays. Next update time 5:00 pm (MDT). Updated on Sat Oct 20 at 3:12 pm PDT. (ID# 284798)

Highway 3 – Both Directions – Incident

Highway 3, in both directions. Vehicle incident between Allison Pass Summit and Manning Park Resort (44 km west of Sunday Summit). Road closed. Next update time Sat Oct 20 at 4:00 PM PDT. Last updated Sat Oct 20 at 2:35 PM PDT. (DBC-2111)

Highway 1 – Westbound – Incident

Highway 1, westbound. Collision between Exit 22: Lillooet Rd and Exit 21: Mountain Hwy for 0.8 km (North Vancouver – District). Left lane is closed in both directions. Expect delays. Last updated Sat Oct 20 at 11:28 AM PDT. (DBC-2110)

Highway 23 – Both Directions – Road Condition

Fog Patches from Revelstoke Dam to Mica Dam (141.5 km). Updated Sat Oct 20 at 9:31 am PDT. (ID# 284797)

Highway 23 – Both Directions – Road Condition

Fog Patches from Shelter Bay to Revelstoke (51 km). Updated Sat Oct 20 at 9:31 am PDT. (ID# 284796)

Highway 1 – Both Directions – Road Condition

Fog Patches from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park (43.8 km). Updated Sat Oct 20 at 9:30 am PDT. (ID# 284795)

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About Kamloops

Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia in Canada, located at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district’s offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 85,678 residents in 2011.

Kamloops Climate

The climate of Kamloops is semi-arid due to its rain shadow location. Because of milder winters and aridity, the area west of Kamloops in the lower Thompson River valley falls within Köppen climate classification BWk climate. Kamloops gets short cold snaps where temperatures can drop to around ?20°C (?4°F) when Arctic air manages to cross the Rockies and Columbia Mountains into the Interior.

The January mean temperature is ?2.8°C (27°F). That average sharply increases with an average maximum temperature of 4.3°C (40°F) in February. The average number of days below ?10°C (14°F) per year is 19.9 as recorded by Environment Canada.

Although Kamloops is located above 50° north latitude, summers are warmer than in many places at lower latitudes, with prevailing dry and sunny weather. Daytime humidity is generally under 40% in the summer, sometimes dropping below 20% after a dry spell, which allows for substantial nighttime cooling. Occasional summer thunderstorms can create dry-lightning conditions, sometimes igniting forest fires which the area is prone to.

Kamloops lies in the rain shadow leeward of the Coast Mountains and is biogeographically connected to similar semi-desert areas in the Okanagan region, and a much larger area covering the central/eastern portions of Washington, Oregon and intermontane areas of Nevada, Utah and Idaho in the US.

These areas of relatively similar climate have many distinctive native plants and animals in common, such as ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata), prickly pear cactus (Opuntia fragilis in this case), rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis), black widow spiders and Lewis’s woodpecker.

The hottest temperature ever recorded at the airport, 40.7°C (105°F), occurred on 13 July 2014; the hottest reliably accurate temperature ever recorded within the city, 41.7°C (107°F), occurred first on 27 July 1939 and again two years later on 16 July 1941.