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Snowfall Warning for Boundary/West Kootenay

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
February 19th, 2022

Old Man Winter is not quite done with the Boundary/West Kootenay just yet.

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for highways in the regions, calling for accumulations of 20-25 cm starting Saturday morning.

Highway passes include Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt, Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.
“A frontal system will bring heavy snow to the B.C. interior highways starting Saturday morning,” a statement from Environment Canada said.

“Total snowfall accumulation will reach 20 to 25 cm by Sunday morning. Snowfall will taper off to a few flurries on Sunday.”

Drivers should be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions as visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow,” Environment Canada said.

“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.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.

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