Environment Canada issues Winter Storm warning for Highway 3

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Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm warning Monday for the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

Environment Canada said that hazardous winter conditions can be expected on Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass beginning Monday night and into Tuesday.

Snowfall accumulations between 20 to 30 cm is expected.

“An approaching Pacific frontal system will give snow to the BC Interior,” Environment Canada said.

“Light snow will begin this morning then intensify tonight.”

“Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm is expected before the snow eases Tuesday night,” Environment Canada added.

Environment Canada said the rapidly accumulating snow and local blowing snow making difficult travel conditions with visibility suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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

The site Shift Into Winter reminds drivers to know before you go.

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

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