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Highway Alert for Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Environment Canada said snowfall total amounts of about 15 cm is expected on Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass.

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Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Friday for Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said snowfall total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

“A Pacific frontal system is giving snow heavy at times to Kootenay Pass this morning,” Environment Canada said.

“The snow is expected to continue through today with total accumulations up to 15 cm near the pass before the snow changes to rain this evening.”

Environment Canada said weather in the mountains, which is expected to range between 1400 meters to 1700 meters Friday afternoon, can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

The ShiftIntoWinter site reminds drivers to know before you go.

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

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.