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UPDATED: Freezing Rain Alert ends for Boundary, West Kootenay

The calm before the storm at the Kootenay Pass summit of Highway 3. — DriveBC photo

Another storm has missed the Boundary, West Kootenay Region as Environment Canada has ended its Freezing Rain Alert issued Tuesday.

However, motorists driving in the higher elevations of Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, should be aware of the chance of snow or freezing rain.

Environment Canada issues Freezing Rain Alert for Boundary, West Kootenay

Environment Canada has issued a Public Alert Tuesday for Freezing Rain for the Boundary, West Kootenay along with Highway Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Pockets of freezing rain expected Tuesday morning

"An approaching Pacific system is spreading warm, moist air over a thin layer of arctic air trapped in the southern interior valleys this morning," Environment Canada said.

"Precipitation will fall as freezing rain initially then quickly transition back to snow or rain as a cooler air moves in aloft."

Environment Canada said for South Thompson, central and southern Okanagan and West Kootenay regions the freezing rain is more likely over higher elevations where temperatures remain below the freezing mark.

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

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

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 DriveBC.