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Posted: December 10, 2018

Snow accumulations likely: Mainroad

Highway 3/95 at Irishman Creek

Mainroad East Kootenay is alerting the driving public to be aware of likely incoming snowfall the next three days.

Snow accumulations are anticipated to be five to 10 cm, the regional highways contractor warned this morning (Dec. 10).

“A weather event is anticipated to impact the East Kootenay service area within the next 72 hours. In anticipation Mainroad will be performing snow removal operations on all highways until the event passes, roadways are clear and back to normal,” the company stated.

Highway 3/Kootenay Pass this morning.

“Our 24 hour communications and dispatch office will pass on all your observations and concerns to our crews when contacted.”

Environment Canada reports there is a 60% chance of flurries for the East Kootenay with low temperatures/wind chill expected in the -10 to -14 C range for today, with temperatures expected to warm up slightly the next few days.

Lead image: Highway 3 at Morrissey, west of Fernie, earlier this morning. DriveBC images


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