What a storm! Southeast BC gets hit hard by post Christmas snow – more snow on the way Friday & Saturday

Over 25 CM of snow has fallen in some areas of southeast BC since the storm began early Wednesday evening, more snow on the way Friday and Saturday, an additional 15 to 25 cm is possible…

TMTV.NET -Nelson BC, Published at 16:42 Dec 28 – The Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada continues as of 4PM Thursday December 28.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. 

Environment Canada says; Snow falling over much of the southern Interior this evening will ease tonight. A short break in the weather is expected before the next round of snow develops Friday.

A storm system will cross southern BC tomorrow spreading another bout of heavy snow to the region. Snow will intensify late in the day and continue into Saturday morning. The southwest interior is expected to be hardest hit where 15 to 25 cm are possible. Elsewhere, lesser accumulations ranging from 5 to 15 cm are likely. Snow will ease early Saturday morning as the system exits the region.

Several vehicle accidents including one fatality near Revelstoke and one boy has gone missing after a crash that sent a vehicle into the Arrow Lake north of Halcyon Hot Springs. RCMP dive team was at the scene Thursday but no updates have been provided on the recovery efforts.

Kootenay Pass is closed for avalanche control Thursday afternoon from 2PM to 7PM. Alertnate route is Highway 3A Kootenay Lake Ferry.

Kootenay Bay Ferry Terminal, looking northeast on Hwy 3A.

Highway 1 Rogers Pass will be closed early Friday morning. Check DriveBC for updates.

Both Highway 1 Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass are experiencing heavy snowfall. Both highways are currently under a Snowfall Warning were as much as 30 cm of snow is expected.

Into the mountains, this is pure joy as it will be all snowfall, which will top off the ski hills right before the last weekend of 2017.

UPDATED WEATHER & TRAVEL ALERTS: Snowfall warning for southeast BC