Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)

Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 and Highway 5A now open

Highway 3 is closed near Princeton

UPDATE 11/4 8:30 a.m.

Highway 3 and is open in both directions now. Major traffic congestion is expected in the area.

Highway 5A between Princeton and Highwya 97C, however, the Connector is closed due to a vehicle incident.

7:30 a.m.

Both Highway 3 and Highway 5A are still closed Friday morning due to car crashes that took place Thursday night (Nov. 3).

Highway 3 is closed in both directions for a 3.5 kilometre stretch between Garret Road and Saturday Creek, about 28-32 kilometres west of Princeton. There is no detour route available.

Highway 5A is closed in both directions between Skye Blue Loop and Gulliford Lake Rest Area. The detour is available at Highway 3. The next update will be at 11 a.m.

The snow is expecting to turn to rain throughout the day, according to Environment Canada. They are also reminding drivers to prepare for quickly changing travel conditions as rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult.

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The Coquihalla is now open in both directions after a vehicle incident closed the road northbound.

Highway 5A is closed between Princeton and Highway 97C at Aspen Grove due to a vehicle incident. There is no detour available.

Highway 1 east of Cache Creek is now clear following an earlier collision at Juniper Beach Provincial Park.

Check DriveBC for updates and use caution while on the roads as challenging winter conditions are affecting multiple routes throughout the province.

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Multiple highways in the B.C. Interior are closed due to vehicle collisions after an atmospheric river brought heavy snow to mountain passes, on Thursday.

The Coquihalla is closed northbound between Hope and Merritt due to a vehicle incident. Major delays are expected on Highway 5.

Another crash has closed Highway 3 in both directions near the Sunday Summit between Princeton and Hope. There is no detour available and the next update will be provided at 2 a.m. An assessment is in progress.

Highway 3 near Princeton at about 8 p.m. Nov. 3. (Twitter)

Highway 3 near Princeton at about 8 p.m. Nov. 3. (Twitter)

Eastbound lanes of Highway 97C are blocked due to a collision 3-5 kms west of the Highway 5A turnoff to Princeton.

Highway 1 is closed east of Cache Creek due to a crash near Juniper Beach Provincial Park. There is no detour and no estimated time of reopening.

An early vehicle incident south of Clinton on Highway 97 is now clear, however, motorists should expect delays.

Highway 1 near Cache Creek at about 7:45 p.m. Nov. 3. (Facebook)

Highway 1 near Cache Creek at about 7:45 p.m. Nov. 3. (Facebook)

An atmospheric river is bringing heavy snow to mountain passes. Snow started falling in higher elevations at about 1 p.m. Thursday, causing travel conditions to deteriorate.

Challenging winter conditions are affecting multiple routes throughout the province.

Highway 33 near Big White Road is also closed in both directions due to a crash.

READ MORE: Highway 33 near Big White closed due to collision

READ MORE: City of Kelowna prepared as snow is in the forecast

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