Conditions on the highway through Salmon Arm caused difficulty for semi trucks trying to make it up tank hill on Sunday, Feb. 4.-image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Snowfall warning ends, roads remain treacherous

Snow and ice make driving uphill through Salmon Arm a challenge for truckers.

The snowfall warning issued for the Shuswap this morning by Environment Canada ended at 2:34 p.m. but the heavy dump of snow the storm left in it’s wake is creating challenging conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm.

At least three semi trucks spun out in the eastbound lane of tank hill early this afternoon reducing eastbound traffic to a single lane. With assistance from tire chains, plow trucks and the RCMP traffic was able to keep flowing as the trucks inched their way up the hill.

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Environment Canada’s forecast predicts a 60 per cent chance of further snowfall overnight tonight turning into a chance of either flurries or rain showers tomorrow.

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