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UPDATED: Now is the time to dig out

A stuck semi pulling a trailer held up traffic Tuesday afternoon near the Rosemont interchange as a moisture-laden frontal system is produced heavy snow for the Southern Interior of the province. — Submitted photo

Environment Canada has ended its Winter Storm Warning.

The storm that dropped as as much as 45 cm of snow on the Kootenay Pass has passed on to the East Kootenay.

Environment Canada said the snow should end this morning. More snow is expected sometime Thursday before a cooler, dryer period with temperatures dipping between minus 9 and 11 during the weekend.

Drivers should brace themselves for hazardous driving conditions.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca
reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.

Environment Canada continues Winter Storm Warning

Another major storm is set to hit the Boundary, West Kootenay into Wednesday is expected to drop as much as 45 cm of snow on the Kootenay Pass said Environment Canada Tuesday.

Environment Canada, which issued a Winter Storm Warning, said a moisture-laden frontal system is producing heavy snow to the Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley regions.

During this time, the public is urged to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

Environment Canada said road closures are possible and if the public must travel, they should keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.

A brief synopsis shows:

Boundary: About 10 cm snow has fallen today. Greatest accumulations are expected along Highway 3 and for the City of Grand Forks where total amount of 25 cm is expected by Wednesday morning.

West Kootenay: 10 to 15 cm snow has fallen today. Greatest accumulations are expected in southern regions such as the City of Trail where total amount of 30 cm is expected by Wednesday morning. Additional amount of 10 cm is expected for Castlegar tonight.

Kootenay Pass: 15 to 20 cm snow has fallen today. Total snowfall accumulations of 35 to 45 cm are expected by Wednesday morning.

Elk Valley: Snowfall accumulations of 25 cm are expected by Wednesday morning.

Environment Canada said the heavy snowfall will taper off Wednesday morning.

Friday, temperatures are expected to cool with nighttime lows Saturday of minus 11.

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

ShiftIntoWinter.ca
reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.