With up to 20 centimetres (cm) of snow expected to fall over the next 48 hours, Environment Canada B.C. has issued an advisory for the Kootenays.
A snowfall warning is in effect for Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit to the Kootenay Pass.
“An approaching frontal system will track across the southern interior tonight (Monday),” the release stated.
“Snow at times heavy will begin this evening and persist through Tuesday. Snowfall amounts up to 20 cm can be expected by Tuesday evening.”
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.
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 you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.
Continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.