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Posted: January 10, 2020

Snowfall, cooler temps coming region-wide

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting Ltd. is alerting the public about a weather event anticipated to impact the East Kootenay over the next 48 hours.

Mainroad’s meteorological service is predicting snowfall accumulation around two to five cm to fall today and overnight tonight.

“The snow is expected to accumulate in all parts of the East Kootenay, regardless of elevation. In addition, we will continue to experience cold temperatures hovering near -10 C over the weekend,” Mainroad stated in a stakeholder’s update.

“Snow accumulation is expected to continue increasing through the weekend.  Our forecast predicts about 10cm snow accumulation for Sunday, and temperatures expected to remain cold. Temperatures are expected to plunge even further next week.”

“The precipitation along with very cold temperatures presents a higher risk of ice hazards. Please exercise caution when driving, prepare for possible delays and leave extra time when planning your trip.”


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