Alerts for: West Kootenay


11:19 AM PST Tuesday 23 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

An approaching Pacific frontal system will give snow to the southern BC highway passes. Periods of snow today will become heavy at times this evening and through tonight. The snow from the system is expected to ease some time Wednesday morning, but another system will bring snow again late Wednesday.

The snow should ease early Thursday morning as the second system moves away from the region.

The Coquihalla Summit could receive 25 to 35 cm snowfall accumulation, while Allison Pass and Kootenay Pass could receive 20 to 25 cm of snowfall accumulation.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.


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