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Winter storm warning for Pine Pass

Unless you have to drive through the Pine Pass today, it’s better if you don’t.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the area and hazardous winter conditions are expected.
 A Pacific storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the region today and tonight.

Ten to 15 cm of snow is expected today and an additional 10 to 15 cm tonight. Gusty northeasterly winds have developed this morning and will persist until at least this evening. The strong winds will cause reduced visibilities in blowing snow.

Conditions should improve by early Wednesday morning as the storm system exits the region.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

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

https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

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