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Posted: January 29, 2022

Significant snow coming to Elk Valley this weekend

Environment Canada today issued a special weather statement warning of significant snow accumulations this weekend for the Elk Valley.

Total snow accumulations between 15 to 30 cm is anticipated between this evening (Jan. 29) to early Monday morning (Jan. 31) for the Elk Valley, Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass, Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass North Columbia, West Columbia and West Kootenay.

“A frontal system will bring snow at time heavy to B.C. interior regions mentioned above,” Environment Canada stated.

“Snow will begin early this evening over North Columbia, West Columbia, and Coquihalla Summit. Snow will intensify these areas and spread to the Kootenay region on Sunday morning. Elk Valley will start to receive snow Sunday afternoon. This snowstorm will taper off by Monday morning.”

At this time the snow alert does not include the Cranbrook/Kimberley areas or the Columbia Valley.

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