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Snowfall warning for Highway 3

The DriveBC webcam shows lots of snow on Highway 3 near the east end of Christina Lake. — DriveBC photo

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said afrontal system currently over southern BC will continue to give heavy snow to the Kootenay Pass Tuesday.

“Snow will ease this evening as the front moves south of the US border,” the Environment Canada website said. “Total accumulation of 15 to 25 cm can be expected by (Tuesday) evening.”

Anyone driving Highway 3 should be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions as visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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.