Alerts for: Kootenay Lake


4:41 AM PST Monday 17 December 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Snowfall with total amounts of 25 to 30 cm is expected.

A moist Pacific frontal system is set to swing over southern BC this evening.

Snow levels are low enough that Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass will see up to 15 cm of snowfall accumulation tonight with up to an additional 20 cm on Tuesday. The heavy snow will ease later Tuesday as the back end of the system swings through and heads into Alberta.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at

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


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