Travel Alert ENDED

TRAVEL ALERT: Highway 1 NOW OPEN from Golden to Alberta Border

 Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Weather advisory ENDED for: Boundary, West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lakes, Slocan Lake. 

Issued by Environment Canada 2:52 PM PST Thursday 08 February 2018

An arctic front over the East Kootenay is advancing from the northeast and will result in some brief heavy flurries along with the sudden onset of dropping temperatures and gusty winds. These conditions over the East Kootenay will spread over the northern sections of the Arrow Slocan and Kootenay Lake regions in the next few hours and reach the other areas this evening. Wind gusts in some areas will briefly reach as high as 70 km/h and this combined with temperatures below the freezing mark will result in local icy conditions along with some blowing snow. Winds will diminish as the arctic air deepens.

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.

Weather advisory ENDED for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Issued by Environment Canada @ 2:52 PM PST Thursday 08 February 2018

An arctic front over the East Kootenay is advancing from the northeast and will result in some brief heavy flurries along with the sudden onset of dropping temperatures and gusty winds. These conditions over the East Kootenay will spread over the northern sections of the Arrow Slocan and Kootenay Lake regions in the next few hours and reach the other areas this evening. WInd gusts in some areas will briefly reach as high as 70 km/h and this combined with temperatures below the freezing mark will result in local icy conditions along with some blowing snow. Winds will diminish as the arctic air deepens.

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.

Winter storm warning ENDED for: Elk Valley

Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.

Updated by Environment Canada 11:04 AM PST Thursday 08 February 2018

Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.

A Pacific frontal system will impact the Elk Valley region today giving heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow. Snowfall accumulations up to 25 cm are expected before conditions improve tonight as the system moves out of the region and weakens.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

 FOR UPDATED ROAD REPORTS: DRIVEBC.CA

The Elk Valley area is currently experiencing a severe winter event with blowing snow, freezing rain and slippery conditions. 

(Issued by MainRoad at 7:43AM Feb 8, 2018) – Rainfall followed by a drop in temperatures has created ice and compact snow. Highway 43 in the Sparwood area has been reported as extremely slippery.   Mainroad crews are responding but motorists should expect extreme conditions this morning.

Please check www.DriveBC.ca and consider waiting if travel is not essential.

If you see an issue on East Kootenay highways, please contact Mainroad’s 24 hour hotline, 1-800-665-4929.

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting

Harrop Ferry Service Interruption Thursday

Harrop Ferry Both directions – The Harrop ferry will be operating at slower speeds on Thursday, February 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm due to maintenance. Updated on Tue Feb 6 at 8:30 am PST. For ongoing event information, please check www.drivebc.ca.

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