Snowfall warning ended

UPDATED SAT MAR 18: A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

Two Incidents

Mud Slide Highway 3 Both directions – Mud Slide 14 km west of Creston. Delays up to 1 hour expected. Updated on Sat Mar 18 at 4:38 pm PDT. (ID# 246754)

Mud Slide Highway 3 Both directions – Closed in both directions 10 km west of Creston because of Mud Slide. Updated on Sat Mar 18 at 4:42 pm PDT.

Snowfall warning ENDED for Highway Passes

UPDATED SAT MAR 18: A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

A strong frontal system is spreading precipitation to southern BC today.

10 – 15 cm of snow has fallen last night over the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, Allison Pass as well as Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Snow levels have risen overnight and snow has changed to rain near the summits this morning.

However, this change over to rain will be brief, and snow levels will once again fall during the day, bringing snow back to these high elevation passes. Further snowfall amounts of 10 – 15 cm are possible.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

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.

Avalanche Control

Highway 1 Both directions – The TransCanada Hwy will be closed in both directions for 2-3 hours at a time from West Boundary of Glacier National Park to East Boundary of Glacier National Park because of Avalanche Control, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sat Mar 18. Updated on Sat Mar 18 at 7:52 am PDT.