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BCHL games will go on despite highway closures

Last Updated Dec 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm PDT

(Courtesy of DriveBC)
Summary

Various highways have been shut down due to heavy snowfall, accidents, and rockfalls

Angelo Porchetta drives the bus for the Powell River Kings and has set aside extra time for the drive

Unlike some other highways in the interior, the Kelowna Connector is open both ways

PENTICTON (NEWS 1130) — All hockey games in the British Columbia Hockey League are expected to go ahead this weekend, despite the highway closures and snowy conditions.

Various highways have been shut down due to heavy snowfall, accidents, and rockfalls.

Angelo Porchetta drives the bus for the Powell River Kings. He says they’ve set aside 10 hours, more than double the usual time, for Thursday night’s trip from Penticton to Wenatchee, Washington.

“There’s some rain going on here, so hopefully that washes most of the stuff away south of us and the pass isn’t too bad into Wenatchee,” he says.

RELATED: Two major routes into the interior shut down

The Merritt Centennials of the BCHL play in West Kelowna tonight.

Jared Thomas, who does the team’s play-by-play, says they’re taking it slow on Okanagan Connector.

“There’s some rain going on here, so hopefully that washes most of the stuff away south of us and the pass isn’t too bad into Wenatchee,” he says.

Unlike some other highways in the interior, the Connector is open both ways.

Conditions along the interior highways are severe, and people are being told to give themselves as much time as they can while taking extra care while they drive.

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