Kootenay Pass (Highway 3) was closed for Avalanche Control – NOW OPEN

Road reopened 30 km west of Creston. Updated on Mon Jan 9 at 8:30 am PST. Updated information go to DRIVEBC.CA

Avalanche Control Highway 3

Highway 3 Both directions – Road will be closed for Avalanche Control in both directions, 30 km West of Creston (Kootenay Pass) for 27 km, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST on Monday Jan 9th. Alternate Route available from Nelson to Creston; Hwy 3A, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Estimated travel time 2.5 hours. Next Update at 9:00 a.m. PST. Updated on Sun Jan 8 at 10:41 pm PST. Updated information go to DRIVEBC.CA

Snowfall warning ENDED for: Boundary – Issued at 11:29 AM PST Sunday 08 January 2017

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected.

Cold Arctic air well entrenched across the southern B.C. interior combined with a vigorous weather system will produce heavy snowfall tonight. Widespread snowfall accumulations near 10 cm is expected for parts of the southwest interior before easing overnight as the system weakens. Periods of snow will continue Monday but with lighter accumulations expected.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions.

A storm is approaching from Washington state and snowfall warnings are being issued…This warning MAY be extended to include further regions of southeast BC please check with ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNING CENTRE for updates.

Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through your local radio and television stations or Weatheradio.

BC Highway alert(s) in effect


TRAVEL ALERT SOUTHWEST ALBERTA: Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • M.D. of Pincher Creek near Beauvais Lake Prov. Park
  • M.D. of Pincher Creek near Cowley Burmis and Maycroft
  • M.D. of Pincher Creek near Pincher Creek and Twin Butte
  • M.D. of Ranchland
  • Municipality of Crowsnest Pass including Coleman and Frank
  • Piikani Reserve
  • Waterton Lakes Nat. Park and Blood Res. 148A


Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

A band of heavy snow will move across southern Alberta tonight. Snow will begin in the Crowsnest Pass region early this evening and then progress to the northeast. The heavy snow will taper off to flurries by Monday afternoon.

Due to the uncertainty of snowfall intensity warnings may need to be expanded.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.