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Winter blast expected in Pine Pass, South Peace

Old Man Winter isn’t done just yet, at least not in the Pine Pass/South Peace area.

A late season snowfall of five to 10 centimetres is expected.

A transition to a showery pattern will begin across central and eastern B.C. later today as a trough of low pressure crosses the province. Freezing levels will drop in the wake of the system on Saturday causing rain showers to switch over to snow, particularly over the high mountain passes.

Five centimetres of snow will fall tonight over Pine Pass where the transition from rain to snow will occur the earliest. 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected for the Yoho Park – Kootenay Park region and higher elevations of the Trans-Canada highway including Rogers Pass. Kootenay Pass and the Elk Valley are also expected to receive five centimetres of snow later Saturday.

Motorists are encouraged to be prepared for winter driving conditions and consult DriveBC for road conditions before travelling.

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

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

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