Severe weather warning ENDED
SNOWFALL WARNING FOR HIGHWAY 3 PAULSON SUMMIT TO KOOTENAY PASS – Wednesday evening into Thursday
The satellite view of the approaching storm captured at 8:50 AM Wednesday January 17, 2018 – Environment Canada Photo.
Issued by Environment Canada – 5:02 AM PST Wednesday 17 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm is expected.
Heavy snow expected tonight.
Updated: 4PM – An approaching Pacific frontal system will move across the BC southern interior this evening.
Over Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, snow will start early this evening and become heavier late this evening. The heavy snow will continue through early Thursday morning before tapering off to a few flurries.
Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm can be expected by Thursday morning.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. 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.
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