A truck and trailer left Reservoir Road north of Penticton earlier on Oct. 23. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 closed east of Osoyoos

Police have re-opened Highway 33 at Idabel Lake

Update: 3:30 p.m. Highway 3, east of Osoyoos is still closed after a vehicle incident around noon, according to Drive BC.

With the sudden snow across the region, there have been multiple incidents involving vehicles falling victim to the winter conditions.

The incident on Highway 3 has closed travel in both directions between Tamarack Drive and Nine Mile Pit at Anarchist, and no detour is available.

READ MORE: Snow sticking on Penticton roads

Earlier in the day on Oct. 23, Reservoir Road out of Penticton towards the Campbell Mountain Landfill was closed after a truck and trailer slid off the road.

A semi-truck and trailer also blocked Highway 97 south of Penticton to Okanagan Falls.

The Coquihalla opened again after being closed all morning. Semis spun out on Larson Hill.

Update: 3:30 p.m. The Kelowna RCMP reopened Highway 33 near Idabel Lake around 2 p.m. The road has been shut down due to weather.

Conditions are extremely icy, and numerous vehicles have slid off the road or collided.

In these conditions, it is a good idea to slow down and give other drivers plenty of space.

It is also best not to drive without winter tires or chains in the snow.

Update: 3:30 p.m. The snow is getting wetter and not sticking to the roads.

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