Active AlertsRetallack, BC

Winter Storm Warning
Issued at Thu 3:34 PM Feb. 29
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recommended Action


Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. The site https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Description


Hazardous winter conditions continue.

Where: Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

When: Tonight.

Additional snowfall accumulation: 5 to 10 cm.

Remarks: A strong Pacific frontal system moving through the southeastern BC continues to bring snow to the high elevation highway passes.

Kootenay Pass has received 15 cm of snow in the last 12 hours. Additional snowfall amounts ranging from 5 to 10 cm are expected tonight before the flurries eases tonight.

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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.

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

Road conditions are available at https://www.drivebc.ca/.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.