UPDATED TRAVEL ALERT – Special weather statement ENDED for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Special Weather Statement ENDED for highway passes

Snow could accumulate tonight and Wednesday night on mountain highway passes.

Special weather statement includes: 

  • Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass
  • Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass
  • Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna

A cold airmass associated with an upper low has caused freezing levels to plummet this week. Snow has been observed on the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass, Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass on several mornings this past week.

With the cold air mass remaining in place, the threat of snow will continue early this morning (SEPT 21). The unstable nature of the airmass makes the timing and location of snowfall uncertain, however, significant accumulations are most likely over Kootenay Pass and Pennask Summit.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Slushy with Slippery Sections

Highway 3 Both directions – Slushy with Slippery Sections from Junction with Highway 6 to Creston (69.8 km). Updated Tue Sep 19 at 1:16 pm PDT.

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.

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Tonight Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Snow level 1600 metres. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low 6.
Wed, 20 Sep Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Snow level 1500 metres rising to 1800 metres in the afternoon. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 late in the afternoon. High 13.
Night Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light near midnight. Low 7.
Thu, 21 Sep A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 15.
Night Cloudy periods. Low plus 5.
Fri, 22 Sep A mix of sun and cloud. High 17.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 7.
Sat, 23 Sep Cloudy. High 16.
Night Cloudy. Low plus 5.
Sun, 24 Sep Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 17.
Night Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7.
Mon, 25 Sep Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 17.