Snowfall warning issued for Kootenay passes

Up to 35 cm of snow expected Monday night and Tuesday.

A winter storm is heading towards the West Kootenay and a large amount of snow is expected to fall at higher elevations.

Environment Canada is warning that up to 15 centimetres of snow could fall Monday night on Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, with an additional 20 centimetres expected Tuesday.

Travellers are advised to postpone non-essential travel.

The snow level is expected to sit at 1,100 metres during the day and 800 metres during the night, so rain is forecast for valley bottoms.

The latest road conditions can be found at drivebc.com



betsy.kline@castlegarnews.com

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