Up to 25 cm of snow is expected across the West Kootenay today (Dec. 11). (Guy Bertrand photo)

Snowfall warning across the West Kootenay

A strong Pacific frontal system had Environment Canada issuing a snowfall advisory early Tuesday

A snowfall warning is in effect across the West Kootenay after an intense Pacific frontal storm blew into the region late Monday.

The system will move across southern B.C. today bringing up to 25 centimeters (cm) of snow to all areas, Environment Canada B.C. advised early Tuesday.

“Snow will continue to intensify through the day as the front approaches,” the advisory reads. “Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm are expected with the higher amounts occurring mainly over higher terrain. The snow will end near midnight as the front moves out of the region.”

Commuters are reminded to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

Monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada can be viewed here: ECCC BC Weather

To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

DriveBC advises motorists to #ShiftIntoWinter before you go.

Road conditions for the Kootenays are available here: www.drive.bc



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