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UPDATED: Environment Canada said 20 cm of snow expected by Thursday morning

Environment Canada said he second Pacific front will approach the Kootenays Wednesday with snow from the system beginning in the afternoon before intensifying tomorrow night.

Environment Canada said a Pacific frontal system that brought nearly 10 cm of snow to Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass Tuesday is expected to be joined by another front that will bring further accumulations of 10 cm tonight.



Environment Canada said the second Pacific front will approach the Kootenays Wednesday with snow from the system beginning in the afternoon before intensifying tomorrow night with up to 20 cm of snow expected by Thursday morning.

Environment Canada said weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Environment Canada said reminds drivers to check out Shift Into Winter before heading out onto the highways and to adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.

Environment Canada issues Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay 

It appears Old Man Winter has finally arrived, and just in time for the holidays.

Environment Canada issued a Snowfall warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass with an estimated amount of 15 cm expected.

Environment Canada said on its website that a strong Pacific frontal moving through southern British Columbia will bring snow to the region today.

“Snow at times heavy is forecast for Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass before tapering off to periods of light snow this evening,” Environment Canada said.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions as rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations with the possibility of visibility suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

The snowfall warning has been extended from Boundary region to West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake.

Environment Canada said weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Environment Canada said reminds drivers to check out Shift Into Winter before heading out onto the highways and to adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.