Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Alert for Highway 3, including Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass with snowfall amounts expected between of 20 to 25 cm.
Environment Canada said expects snow to begin over the Coquihalla Summit near midday and then spread to Kootenay Pass Friday afternoon.
“The snow is forecast to intensify tonight as the low nears,” the Environment Canada said. “Total snowfall accumulations of up to 25 cm can be expected before the snow tapers off to a few flurries early Saturday morning.”
Driver should be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions as rapidly accumulating snow can make travel difficult as well visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Shift into Winter reminds drivers to know before they go and to adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Road conditions are available at DriveBC.