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Snowfall Warning for West Kootenay, Boundary

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 17th, 2018

Environment Canada has issued another Snowfall Warning Monday for higher elevations in the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Boundary region.

“A low pressure system over southern BC will move into Alberta overnight,” Environment Canada said.

“While valley locations will see mostly rain, the higher elevation sections of Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass will continue to see heavy snowfall tonight. Total snowfall amounts are forecast to approach 30 cm before tapering off Tuesday morning.”

The public is advised to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve as visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

“If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”

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 DriveBC.

Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to rise to 15C by Thursday.

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