TRAVEL ALERT ENDED: Special weather statement ENDED for Highway Passes


Avalanche Control

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 11 pm Tue Nov 21 to 2 am PST on Wed Nov 22. Alternate route available from Nelson to Creston; Hwy 3A, Kootenay Lake Ferry. Estimated travel time 2.5 hours. Next update at 2 am PST Wed Nov 22. Updated on Tue Nov 21 at 10:06 pm PST.  Road conditions are available at

Special weather statement in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass & Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass…Risk of freezing rain over the highway passes..

UPDATED @ 3:48 PM PST Tuesday 21 November 2017 by Environment Canada

A warm front will move across the southern Interior today.
Precipitation over the highway passes will start as snow and change to rain late in the day as the freezing levels rise. This warm front will also bring the risk of freezing rain today and this evening, which could result in icy road conditions.

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

Road conditions are available at

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Special weather statement in effect for: Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

..Risk of freezing rain over the highway passes..

A warm front is moving across the southern interior. Warm air from the front overriding the cold air at the surface will produce a risk of freezing rain over most southern highway passes this afternoon and evening.