UPDATED SOUTHEAST BC WEATHER & TRAVEL ALERTS FOR WEDNESDAY JAN 10 – Special Weather Statement in effect

Special weather statement in effect for: Boundary, West Kootenay, Arrow Lakes, Slocan Lake, Kootenay Lake

TMTV.NET Issued by  Environment Canada 5:20 AM PST Wednesday 10 January 2018

…Snow for the Southern Interior on Thursday…

An approaching Pacific front will track inland and across southern BC on Thursday. The Pacific moisture will combine with a modified Arctic airmass to giving snow to many Southwestern Interior and Kootenay regions and highway mountain passes. Snow will begin overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning with snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm expected by Thursday night before the snow tapers to flurries.

Snowfall warnings may be issued for these regions later today once computer models come to a consensus on the track of the system.

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.

Special weather statement in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

TMTV.NET Issued by  Environment Canada 5:20 AM PST Wednesday 10 January 2018

…Snow for the Southern Interior on Thursday…

An approaching Pacific front will track inland and across southern BC on Thursday. The Pacific moisture will combine with a modified Arctic airmass to giving snow to many Southwestern Interior and Kootenay regions and highway mountain passes. Snow will begin overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning with snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm expected by Thursday night before the snow tapers to flurries.

Snowfall warnings may be issued for these regions later today once computer models come to a consensus on the track of the system.

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

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 Kootenay Pass

Highway 3 Both directions – Closed in both directions from, 30 km West of Creston (Kootenay Pass) for 27 km due to avalanche deposit removal. Estimated time of opening is 2:00 p.m. PST on Wed Jan 10. Alternate Route available from Nelson to Creston; Hwy 3A, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Estimated travel time 2.5 hours. Next update at 12:00 p.m. PST. Updated on Wed Jan 10 at 10:01 am PST. Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

East Kootenay Road and Weather Update | Snowfall Wednesday morning…

TMTV.NET Published 3:40 PM Tuesday Jan 9, 2018 – Mainroad – Just a brief update on the latest East Kootenay road and weather conditions…

The current forecast is reporting a service area side snowfall starting Wednesday morning and lasting approximately 48 hours.  Over that time period, snowfall accumulations are expected in the 8-15cm range.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the -6C to -8C range along the Highway 93/95 corridor and as low as -15C to -18C in the Eastern section of  the BC Highway 3 corridor during the same time period.

Mainroad crews are at the ready for this latest snow storm.

Motorists, please don’t be caught off guard – plan ahead and be prepared for winter driving conditions – visit www.drivebc.ca for the latest updates and watch your speed.

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting www.mainroad.ca

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Snowfall warning ENDED for: Elk Valley

TMTV.NET  Updated by Environment Canada 5:58 AM PST Wednesday 10 January 2018

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

A low pressure system over the Kootenays will continue to give heavy snow to the Elk Valley today. 10 to 15 cm of snow has already fallen overnight. A further 5 to 10 cm expected today before the snow tapers to flurries this evening.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

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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SNOWFALL WARNING ENDED – Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

TMTV.NET Issued by Environment Canada Monday January 8, 2018.

UPDATED: by Environment Canada  4:58 AM PST Tuesday 09 January 2018

A frontal system will continue to move across the Kootenays today, giving snow to higher elevation sections of Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Approximately 10 cm has fallen overnight with additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm expected today.

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

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.

TMTV BCTV Southeast BC Weather and Travel information

East Kootenay road and weather update

TMTV.NET – Submitted by Mainroad Cranbrook BC – Issued at 10:29 am PT.  It appears that the East Kootenay area will experience another quick weather event starting Wednesday night and continuing through Thursday with accumulations through all parts of the service area up to approximately 10cm.  Concurrent with this will be a drop in temperatures into the -6C to -10C range while colder in the Elk Valley.

Falling temperatures immediately after a period of melting can produce rapidly forming ice and slippery conditions.

Mainroad crews are out patrolling but conditions can change in minutes under these circumstances so motorists should be prepared. This system should pass by late Thursday and temperatures will remain in the sub-zero region for the weekend.

As always, watch for wildlife, be prepared for winter driving conditions and check DriveBC before you go.  Back country travelers should also check current avalanche conditions as rapidly changing temperatures combined with snowfall can increase the avalanche hazard rating.

AVALANCHE NOTICES FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY – Avalanche danger considerable to High in parts of southeast BC