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Special Weather Statement for Boundary/Kootenay regions

Environment Canada said a frontal system will bring snow at time heavy to B.C. interior regions.

 The Southern Interior needs to prepare for another snowstorm after Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the Boundary/Kootenay regions, including Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said a significant amount of snow is expected beginning Saturday evening and into Monday morning for regions including North Columbia, West Columbia, West Kootenay, Elk Valley, Trans-Canada Highway - Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

“A frontal system will bring snow at time heavy to B.C. interior regions . . .,” the Environment Canada website said.

“Snow will begin early this evening over North Columbia, West Columbia, and Coquihalla Summit. Snow will intensify these areas and spread to the Kootenay region on Sunday morning.

“Elk Valley will start to receive snow Sunday afternoon. This snowstorm will taper off by Monday morning.”

Environment Canada said total snow accumulations between 15 to 30 cm is expected.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. Road conditions are available at DriveBC.