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Environment Canada issues Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Environment Canada said total snowfall amount near 25 cm for the Kootenay Pass before snow eases Wednesday evening.

And the Snowfall Warnings just keeping coming.

Residents in the Southern Interior are advised to brace for another Snowfall Warning after Environment Canada issued the alert for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass Tuesday afternoon.

Environment Canada said snowfall amounts of 25 cm is expected beginning Tuesday and into Wednesday with heavy snow leading to poor travel conditions.

“A low-pressure system crossing the southern interior will spread snow to the Kootenays beginning (Tuesday night),” Environment Canada said.

“Total snowfall amount near 25 cm for the Kootenay Pass before snow eases Wednesday evening.”

Environment Canada advises drivers to be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions as visibility is most likely to be reduced while driving.

"Turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance," Environment Canada said.

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

The website Shift Into Winter reminds drivers to be prepared before trips and to adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.