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Snowfall warning for Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
March 13th, 2023

Winter is taking its sweet time leaving in 2023.

Environment Canada is warning drivers travelling Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass to be aware of heavy snow at higher elevations of the roads.

From today until Tuesday morning, Environment Canada is calling for snowfall accumulations between 15 to 25 cm for the Paulson Summit, Kootenay Pass and Rogers Pass highways.

“A frontal system will bring rain and snow to the Columbias and Kootenays today,” Environment Canada said.

“As the warm front approaches, snow levels will rise to near14oo meters.”

“Snow will change to rain below this elevation but will remain as snow and accumulate above this elevation.”

Environment Canada said as the cold front pushes through Monday night, snow will intensify.

“In the wake of the cold front early Tuesday morning, skies may clear, resulting in the potential for rain or snow to freeze surfaces as the temperatures drop below freezing,” Environment Canada said.

Environment Canada said the rapidly accumulating snow and local blowing snow making difficult travel conditions with visibility suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

The site Shift Into Winter reminds drivers to know before you go.

Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.

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