Erratic weather features hints of winter: drive wisely
Unfortunately Mother Nature is doing her best to make sure winter hangs on longer this year.
With that in mind Mainroad East Kootenay is again reminding motorists and residents to drive the conditions and to expect that weather conditions can change quickly.
“We are still seeing periods of snow showers in the passes and the Elk Valley. We are also seeing some slippery sections throughout the region in the early morning as the temperatures are still below zero at times. Finally, with the cooler temperatures comes freeze thaw cycles that contribute to potholes,” Mainroad stated in a public advisory April 7.
If you see a concern do not hesitate to contact Mainroad’s 24-hour communication Centre at 1-800 665-4929.
Remember when traveling, please plan ahead by checking out DriveBC and always give yourself some extra time in the event conditions change.
Environment Canada reports conditions will improve as the weekend progresses, with sun forecast Saturday to Monday, with highs of 10 C in the Cranbrook, Kimberley and Columbia Valley areas.
It says it will be sunny in the Elk Valley Saturday but there is a chance of flurries and clouds on Sunday. Monday; sun and a high of nine.
Lead image: Kootenay Pass earlier this afternoon (April 7). We’re getting rain in the lowlands and snow in the highlands. Springtime in the Rockies! DriveBC images