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Posted: November 30, 2022

Snowfall warning for southern East Kootenay

Snowy street in Gold Creek, south of Cranbrook today (Nov. 30). e-KNOW photo

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Cranbrook/Kimberley and Elk Valley areas.

Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm was expected in the Cranbrook and Kimberley areas today with an additional 10 to 15 cm of snow expected up to Thursday morning (Dec. 1).

“An area of low pressure crossing southeastern B.C. will bring snowfall to southern sections of the East Kootenay. The snow will ease Thursday morning as the low exits the region,” Environment Canada reported.

The Elk Valley was expected to receive about 10 cm today with “a further 10 cm tonight except 15 to 20 cm near Fernie. Total accumulations are expected to be 20 to 30 cm with the highest amounts near Fernie. Snow will ease Thursday morning.”

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

The snowfall warning does not include the Columbia Valley and Kootenay National Park.

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting reports the Columbia Valley is currently receiving light snow with approximately 10 cm fallen and an additional two cm can be expected over night.

e-KNOW file photo


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