Alerts for: West Kootenay

Warnings

4:10 PM PST Tuesday 23 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

A Pacific front moving across the Interior will give heavy snow to the southern BC highway passes tonight. Another front will bring snow again late Wednesday through Wednesday night. The snow is expected to ease early Thursday morning as the second front moves away from the region.

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

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

2:49 PM PST Tuesday 23 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • West Kootenay

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

A Pacific front moving across the Interior is giving snow to the Kootenays. Snow over the Boundary and West Kootenay regions will continue tonight, but may become mixed with rain at times this evening. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 cm can be expected by Wednesday morning before the snow changes to rain.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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