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Photo above: Eagle River – E, Hwy 1, about 33 km west of Revelstoke, looking east. (elevation: 438 metres)  www.drivebc.ca

Issued: 4:01 AM PST Thursday 29 December 2016

Snowfall warning in effect for: West Columbia Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass – 20 cm of snow has already fallen over Blue River as of 2:30 PM Thursday .

Updated 3:40 PM PST Thursday 29 December 2016

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected. (See more information below).

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

A Pacific frontal system is spreading snow heavy at times to parts of the Columbia regions today. 20 cm of snow has already fallen over Blue River. Additional 5 – 15 cm of snow is expected for this evening. Snow will ease to flurries tonight.

The Severe Weather Outlook helps you prepare for significant weather, such as an upcoming storm, that could result in weather warnings or alerts being issued. The current rating for southeast BC in 4 for Nelson BC. Meaning “Be Aware” of the possibility of snow. And the RED above is for “Be Alert” of heavy snow in those areas.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road 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.

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 to #BCStorm.