Snowfall warning is in effect for Highway 3 beginning Saturday. (Photo by Aaron Burdon on Unsplash)

Snowfall warning for the Kootenays

Environment Canada issued the advisory on Friday, snowfall up to 10 cm called for Saturday

Don’t put away your boots or windshield brush away, just yet.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for a number of highway passes in British Columbia this weekend, including a stretch through the Kootenays.

Spring snow is called for on Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass – beginning Saturday, April 13.

“A Pacific frontal system will move across southern B.C. on Saturday,” the advisory reads.

“Snow will develop over the highway passes beginning early in the morning. Initially, snow levels will be near 800 metres and gradually rise to 1200 metres that afternoon.”

Read more: Expect delays at Paulson Bridge

Read more: Winter tire rules extended for B.C. highways

Near the Kootenay Pass and Coquihalla summit, 10 to 15 centimetres (cm) of snow can be expected by the afternoon.

Additional amounts of five to 10 cm are possible Saturday night as convective flurries develop in the wake of the front.

“Snowfall over other southern B.C. highway passes will be less intense and total amounts nearer five cm can be expected on Saturday.”

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

For road updates visit DriveBC.

For Environment Canada updates click here: Weather



newsroom@trailtimes.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police ID man found dead in Vallican after probe leads to no arrests

Forty-seven-year-old Aaron Graham, of Vallican, has been identified as the man killed

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

52,000 reasons to walk in the cold

Nelson CARES raises over $52,000 at Coldest Night fundraiser

Supreme Court of Canada will hear Sinixt appeal May 12

B.C. has appealed Indigenous hunting case through several levels of court starting in Nelson in 2016

Nelson to hold open house on bike routes

City wants to discuss its plans with the public and get input

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

B.C. Liberals call for assistance on soaring strata insurance rates

NDP’s Carole James says problem is across the country

Most Read